Quincy Residents Can Dispose of Prescription Drugs at Take-Back Event
Quincy Partnership for Youth and Quincy Police Department host event to help prevent opioid misuse in community
Quincy, WA: The Quincy Police Department and Quincy Partnership for Youth will be hosting a prescription drug take-back event on April 27, from 10 am to 2pm, at the Quincy Police Station, 223 1st Ave. SW Quincy, WA. This event is for the public to dispose of unused or expired prescription medication in a safe and easy way. There will be no crowd, only individuals delivering their own medication with decorations around the box, helping guide the community to the event.
Prescription and over-the-counter medications will be accepted. Medications can remain in their original containers and labels do not need to be removed. Medications not in their original containers will be accepted too.
This take-back event helps support two campaigns from the Washington State Health Care Authority, called Starts with One and Take Back Your Meds. These campaigns inform and educate young adults, their parents, and older adults about the dangers of prescription drug misuse and the importance of safe storage, use, and disposal.
According to the campaign website, “75 percent of opioid misuse starts with people using medication that wasn’t prescribed for them — usually taken from a friend or family member.” Simple steps, like safely disposing of medications, can stop them from being misused.
Participating in these take-back events is one thing that individuals can do to help positively impact the opioid crisis and protect loved ones.
About the Quincy Partnership for Youth
The Quincy Partnership for Youth is a network of individuals and organizations that work together for a healthy, drug-free, and successful Quincy. Grant Integrated Services administers the coalition utilizing funds from the WA Health Care Authority. For information about joining the Quincy Partnership for Youth coalition, check out www.quincypartnership.org or visit their Facebook page.
For more information about the HCA Starts with One and Take You’re your Meds campaigns, visit www.getthefactsrx.com.