PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE BACKS IN HOUSTON COUNTYMatt Boster
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Jul 09 2018 10:31 AM
In response to the need for local opioid misuse prevention, SpectraCare Health Systems, Inc and Ashford Police Department have partnered to ensure the safe disposal of prescription medicines in our community. These take backs are anonymous and free of charge.
We recommend this environmentally safe disposal because flushing medicines can contaminate our waters and wildlife. Many prescriptions have special disposal needs due to their ingredients. Research shows that keeping leftover medications in the home provides a temptation for misuse, a reason for theft, and an overdose hazard for all ages.
Please join us at the Ashford Historic Train Depot parking lot on Saturday, July 14th from 9:00am – 11:00am. This take back effort will be held alongside the Ashford Farmer’s Market. For more information or additional take back locations please call 800-951-HELP (4357). You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for event updates.
SpectraCare Health Systems, Inc. serves thousands of individuals annually throughout Southeast Alabama. With a comprehensive continuum of care that includes approximately 55 programs, SpectraCare is able to help people through Developmental Disability Services, Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse Services, and Community Outreach Programs. At SpectraCare Health Systems, “Caring is Our Calling”.