Library offers drug deactivation bags

To help combat the opioid crisis the Hubbard Public Library is urging families to clean out their medicine cabinets of unused or unwanted medication and issued a Deterra Drug Deactivation Bags press release to announce that they will be handing out bags.

HUBBARD — To help combat the opioid crisis, the Hubbard Public Library is offering free drug deactivation bags to Ohio residents.

The Hubbard Public Library urges families to clean out their medicine cabinets of unused or unwanted medication because more than half of all opioid misuse starts with a prescription, according to the Deterra Drug Deactivation Bags press release.

“We definitely have need, and we have people who trust us and come to us for assistance,” said Amy Zell, teen and patron technology assistant at the Hubbard Library.

So far in 2019, more opioids were prescribed in Trumbull County per patient (164.75) than the country average (133.4). According to the Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board, the zip code 44425, which is in Hubbard, showed a 0.92 percent increase in overdoses from 3.03 percent in 2017.

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