Prescription drug abuse is rising and young people are at direct risk, said Lori Smith, director of the Wilson County Community Partnership. Studies have shown that the majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, usually from the medicine cabinet at home. Flushing medicines down the toilet or throwing them away pose both health hazards and potential safety issues.
Help safeguard our youth in Wilson County and bring in your unused, unwanted, or expired prescription, over-the-counter, and/or veterinary medications for proper disposal. The process is quick, easy, and completely anonymous. Walk or drive up and we will do the rest.
Don't forget over the counter medicines like cough syrup. Please keep the prescription drugs in the original containers just black out any personal information.
Do you know those who are shut in? Go and help clean out their supply, help a friend or family member, but ultimately help fight the war on prescription drug abuse by denying access to these medicines!
Remember, do bring expired or unwanted prescriptions and medicines, vitamins, veterinary medications, and over the counter medicines. Do not bring thermometers, needles, or medical waste of any type. No medicine will be re-used or re-sold. More than 160 pounds were collected at the April 2011 take back. There were 45,000+ pills collected with 2,700+ being controlled substances.
Bring your old, unused medications from 9 until 11 a.m. to one of the following locations:
The Journey Church, 212 Leeville Pike, Lebanon
West Wilson Middle School, 935 North Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet
Three Forks Market, 9000 Sparta Pike, Watertown.