Tuscarawas county ADC Sends Reminder to Rid Homes of Unused Prescription Drugs Before the Holidays
(New Philadelphia, Ohio) – The Tuscarawas County Anti-Drug Coalition is reminding the community to get rid of unwanted and unused prescription medications before the holidays.
While holiday gatherings will likely look much different this year than in years past, this is still a great time to clean out medicine cabinets, drawers, and other areas forgotten medications may be hiding. Now is the time to locate these medications and either secure them or discard them as they could cause harm to our youth!
“Safe use, safe storage, and safe disposal are three important points to remember with all medicines, even over-the-counter ones.” Jeff Neidig, pharmacist, and chairperson of the ADC Prescription Drug Committee reminds us. “Adults, parents, and grandparents should properly store and dispose of all medications so they do not get into the wrong hands or are not used incorrectly.”
Tuscarawas County residents have several options to safely dispose of unused medicines once they clean out their supplies. They can contact the Tuscarawas County Anti-Drug Coalition at (330) 440-7320 and receive a free Deterra Drug Disposal pouch for small amounts of medications, drop off the medications at one of 6 permanent drop box disposal stations located throughout the county, or dispose of at a national drug take back event in April and October each year.
For additional information, please visit www.adctusc.org.