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Operation Medicine Cabinet drug take back event is Saturday

By Times Staff
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The Sullivan County Soil and Water Conservation District in
partnership with the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department and the
Sullivan County Health Department will be hosting Operation Medicine
Cabinet, a drug take back event, on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at
the Sullivan City Park.

The event is free to the public and part of the larger United States
Government Drug Enforcement Agency National Prescription Take Back
event taking place across the nation.

According to the DEA, the annual event addresses a crucial public
safety and public health issue. According to the 2018 National Survey
on Drug Use and Health, 9.9 million Americans misused controlled
prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused
prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from
the home medicine cabinet. The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an
opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose
deaths.

Please take time to check your medicine cabinet and take any unused or
out-of-date prescription or over-the counter medication. Social
distancing guidelines and protocols will be in place at the event.

For more information contact Allison McKain, Sullivan County SWCD
office at (812) 268-5157, ext 3.


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