The 17th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Saturday, April 27, 2019
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse and medications.
- 3 out of 4 heroin addicts started with prescription opioids.
- People addicted to prescription pain killers are 40x more likely to be heroin addicts.
- Many of these people become desperate and go looking for pain killers in their family and friends’ homes.
It is so important to keep these drugs out of the hands of children and teens, to prevent anything from happening.
The safest thing we can all do is remove unused, expired medicines from your medicine cabinet.
Inquiries can also be made at 1-800-882-9539
The opioid epidemic is real.
There were 4,854 unintentional drug overdose deaths in Ohio in 2017.
It’s impacting families, communities, schools, places of employment. People are looking for solutions – ways they can get involved – ways to help.
We’ve collaborated with local groups, churches, ministries and organizations to combine efforts and work together to solve this problem. GreaterThanHeroin.com is a resource center and place you can educate yourself and find the tools and resources to get involved. This packet has some simple and easy ways for you to get involved.
Many do not UNDERSTAND why or how other people become addicted to drugs.
It is often mistakenly assumed that drug abusers lack moral principles or willpower and that they could stop using drugs simply by choosing to change their behavior.
In reality, drug addiction is a complex disease, and quitting takes more than good intentions or a strong will. In fact, because drugs change the brain in ways that foster compulsive drug abuse, quitting is difficult, even for those who are ready to do so.
– National Institute on Drug Abuse