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Victoria County Sheriff's Office Hosts Drug Take Back Event

Post Date:10/09/2019 9:13 AM

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Residents may bring expired, unused, and unwanted pills and patches to the Victoria County Sheriff’s Office, 101 N. Glass, on Saturday, October 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for safe disposal.

The service is offered by the Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration as a way to help residents rid their homes of potentially dangerous unwanted prescription drugs.

The collection service is only for solids such as pills and patches.  Liquids, needles and sharps cannot be accepted.

The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

 

Did you know?

Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health shows year after year that the majority of misused and abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including someone else’s medication being stolen from the home medicine cabinet.

In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.

 

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