Each year, the Excelsior Springs Police Department prescription drug drop-box collects over 500 lbs of medications! That's a lot of medications that are properly disposed of rather than left out in the community and potentially diverted for misuse.
How can you help support local Prescription Drug Take-Back Day efforts?
1. Clean out your medicine cabinets and take excess prescription drugs to the drop-box at ES Police Department or dispose of them at home with a safe disposal bag.
2. Help spread the word that the drop-box is open every day of the year (not just on Take-Back Day).
3. Know and share the facts about prescription drug misuse: Prescription drugs are to be taken only as directed by a physician and only by the person they are prescribed for. Sharing of prescription medications is dangerous and illegal.
4.You can distribute prescription drug disposal bags at your workplace/organization and to your friends/family. Let us know if you need some disposal bags. We're happy to deliver them to you!
Thank you for your efforts! Decreasing availability of excess prescription drugs helps prevent misuse and addiction. 70% of youth who misuse prescription drugs got them from family and friends, so this is really something we can all do to decrease availability of prescription drugs to youth in our community.