Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Prescription Drug Drop-Off Event

This Saturday May 30 the Substance Abuse Advisory Commission is hosting a Prescription Pill Drop-Off Event at 6 Food Lion locations across Raleigh. The closest North Raleigh locations are 1121 Falls River Ave, 4510 Capital Blvd and 4827 Grove Barton Rd. Please bring your expired or unneeded prescriptions to be disposed of properly, no questions asked. There will also be pharmacists and police officers available to answer any questions.

Prescription drug abuse is growing in Raleigh and across the country, mostly amongst teens. Most teens and adults who abuse prescriptions obtain them from the homes of unsuspecting family and friends. If you are unable to attend this weekends event, the proper way to dispose of pills is not to flush them. You should crush up the pills and mix with something undesirable such as kitty litter or coffee grounds.

As an advisory board to the Raleigh City Council, the mission of the Substance Abuse Advisory Commission is to advocate for a healthy community by promoting best practices for the prevention, intervention, and treatment for the abusing of alcohol, drugs and tobacco. The group meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month in the Municipal Building at 222 West Hargett Street in Room 305 from 12-1. Councillor McFarlane is the Council liason to this committee.

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