October 23rd is #TakeBackDay and Rali Ohio is partnering with organizations across Ohio to encourage the safe disposal of old or unused medicines. Make safe disposal part of your fall-cleaning routine and help fight substance misuse at the same time. Share this information and spread the word.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Prescription drug misuse is a major public health crisis -- "18 million people (more than 6 percent of those aged 12 and older) have misused such medications at least once in the past year," (drugabuse.gov). To combat prescription drug misuse, Rali Ohio developed this campaign to remind you to dispose of them properly.
If your or anyone you know are in need of prescription drug disposal bags, contact our Statewide Coordinator, Sarah Capri, at email@example.com to have them sent to you.