Remove the Risk from your Home – Participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
The United States is currently experiencing an epidemic of prescription drug misuse and abuse. Opioid overdose deaths in Michigan have almost tripled in five years. To help turn the tide on this epidemic, Community Mental Health of Ottawa County and Spectrum Health are partnering with Michigan OPEN and the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department to host a medication take-back event on Saturday, April 24th from 10am-2pm.
This will be a drive thru event to ensure the safety of everyone participating. Please bring any unused or expired medications including over-the-counter, prescription, liquids, inhalers, ointments and pet meds to be properly disposed of. We will also be taking back used needles for proper disposal.
Did you know?
• Every 10 minutes a child visits the emergency room for medication poisoning
• 12.5 million people age 12 and older misused opioids in the last year
• Three in five teens say prescription pain medication is easy to get from their parents’ medicine cabinet
Community opioid medication take-back events provide a safe process for disposing of unused medications and used needles while protecting our communities, children and environment.
Please, remove the risk from your home and bring your unused medications and used needles to Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital at: 8333 Felch Street, Zeeland, MI 49464 on Saturday, April 24th between 10am-2pm.
If you would like more information please contact Jessica Irvin at 616-494-4489 or firstname.lastname@example.org