As we continue working to stay safe amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, there are still a number of ways we can protect our family members from the ongoing opioid epidemic. On October 24, RALI Ohio & our partners will participate in the DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to practice prevention efforts and stop an addiction before it starts.
Many people who become addicted to opioids get their first doses from the medicine cabinets of friends and family members. Safely storing and safely disposing of medications can help end the deadly cycle of addiction.
This Take Back Day serves as an important reminder – not only to take this time to clean out your medicine cabinets, but to learn how you can safely return unused prescriptions to secure locations in your community, or safely dispose of unwanted medications at home.
As we continue to practice social distancing, below is information on locations to safely rid your medicine cabinet of unwanted, expired, or unused prescriptions this Take Back Day, as well as organizations with available at-home disposal kits. To learn more about other at home disposal options please visit ralioh.org and click on "Safe Use & Disposal."
Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Warren Co.
Lebanon Kroger, 1425 Columbus
Franklin Walmart, 1275 E 2nd Street
Knox County Substance Abuse Action Team
Knox County Health Department, 11660 Upper Gilchrist Road
Foster's HealthMart Rx, 4584 Columbus Road
Conway's Pharmacy, 14 E Main Street
Fredericktown Police Station, 182 South Main Street
Know Medical Pavilion, 1330 Coshocton Ave
221 W 5th Street
Worthington Division of Police, 6555 Worthington Galena Road
Third St. Family Health Services
Summit County Community Partnership
And continue learning how to keep your community safe by visiting ralioh.org.