On October 29th, 2022, the Drug Enforcement Administration is hosting its 22nd Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The Coalition for a Drug Free Clermont County, The Clermont Recovery Center, a division of Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services, and the Clermont Addiction and Recovery Partnership (CARP) will partner with local law enforcement agencies to guide community members through safe disposal methods and will be stationed at designated drop box locations. This event promotes safe disposal of unused and unnecessary medications while providing education to the community about the risks of misuse and abuse of prescription drugs.
The DEA is committed to keeping Americans safe and healthy by encouraging the public to remove any unused medications from their homes. Safe and proper disposal of unused prescription medications reduces the amount of substances in the community for potential misuse, reduces youth access to addictive and harmful substances and helps prevent substance use that could later on turn into an opioid addiction. There are many resources in Clermont County to support the DEA and their efforts to prevent opioid and other drug addiction.
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