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oneida county prescription drug take back to stop addition before it starts

This is a safe and convenient way to get unused or expired prescription drugs out of your home.

With the nation still in the grip an opioid drug use and overdose epidemic, the Oneida County Opioid Task Force will mail drug disposal bags to your home, and are hosting a drive-thru event this Saturday, October 29 – which is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

Here in Oneida County, the Opioid Task Force’s Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program (ODMAP) has tracked 10 overdoses involving minors aged 18 and younger in 2020. In 2021, there was a 150% increase, resulting in 26 intentional and unintentional overdoses – most of which involved prescription drugs, county health officials said.