Take Back Your Meds is a statewide campaign to raise awareness about how and where to safely dispose of unwanted, unused, or expired opioids. 75% of opioid misuse starts with people using medication that wasn’t prescribed to them- usually taken from a friend or family member.
Opioids are now one of the leading causes of injury-related deaths in Washington State. More people die from overdoses than from car crashes.
Promptly removing leftover opioid prescriptions from your home and safely disposing of them helps prevent misuse by a friend, family member, or other home visitor and reduces the risk of deadly overdose.
QPY partners with Quincy Police Department, Quincy Community Health Center, and Quincy Valley Medical Center on this initiative. We advertise the location of the medication drop boxes located in each of these facilities. We also partner with Quincy Community Health Center, Washington Pharmacy, Kwon Family Dentistry, and Desert Sun Dental to distribute locking medication bags to members of the community that need to safely store medication.