DEA Nationwide Medication Take Back Day- September 29th,2012

In partnership with the Rhinebeck Village Police, and Northern Dutchess Hospital, The Community Coalition for Rhinebeck Youth successfully hosted registered medication Take Back sites in both April, 2011, October, 2011, and April 201

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.  Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.  Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.

Your Community Coaltion is proudly participating in the next DEA Nationwide Medication Take Back Event being held on Saturday, September 29th, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.  Please clean out your medicine cabinets, drawers, and closets now, collect your no-longer-needed drugs TODAY, and bring them for safe disposal just inside the doors to the old main entrance of Nothern Dutchess Hospital on September 29th. Encourage your family, friends, and the elderly to participate too. It will take less than 5 minutes once you get to the drop off site. It’s anonymous, and there are no questions asked.

Please see the attached flyer for details. Feel free to share this information with everyone you know. 

We hope you’re able to take advantage of this opportunity to help keep your family and community safe.