According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) people who abuse prescription painkillers most frequently get them for free from a friend or relative and many buy them from a friend or relative. It is critically important to properly dispose of any and all unused medications in order to prevent them from being misused or accidentally consumed by a small child.
Medicines play an important role in treating many conditions and diseases and when they are no longer needed it is important to dispose of them properly to help reduce harm from accidental exposure or intentional misuse. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends you dispose of expired, unwanted, or unused medicines is through authorized collection site like the Elizabethton Police Department or semi-annual local take back events.
Our community partners in the Count it! Lock it! Drop it! prevention program are: