Join Together Atlantic County staff are providing physicians and pharmacies with Deterra bags in addition to other informational resources about medication disposal.
Join Together Atlantic County (JTAC), a substance misuse prevention coalition, is partnering with local pharmacies and physicians throughout the county to help them educate their patients on proper medication disposal methods.
Prescription and OTC medication misuse has been one of the main contributors to the opioid epidemic, and has led to addiction, hospitalization, overdoses and even death.
One of the best ways to have a safe community, and to protect the environment in the process, is by disposing of any unwanted, unused and or expired medications by properly disposing of them in a permanent medication disposal drop box or with a medication disposal bag. JTAC staff have been visiting pharmacies and physicians’ offices throughout Atlantic County to distribute materials.