Unused or expired prescriptions pose public safety issues and West U wants to help its citizens avoid those issues.
West U, in partnership with the DEA, are hosting a Drug Take Back Program Saturday for anyone who needs to properly rid their home of expired or unused drugs. According to the city’s press release:
– Some discarded drugs may accidentally end up in the hands of children and cause overdoses.
– The non-medical use of prescription drugs is second only to marijuana use as the most common form of drug abuse in America.
– The majority of teenagers who abuse drugs get them from family or friends through home medicine cabinets.
– Unused prescriptions thrown in the trash may be retrieved and abused or sold illegally.
– Unused prescription drugs that are flushed down the drain may contaminate surface water sources.
The drop-off point will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Public Works facility at the intersection of College and Milton.