Home » Uncategorized » A Dose of Prevention for Boone County

A Dose of Prevention for Boone County

During the last week of October, the Youth Community Coalition partnered with multiple agencies to conduct a Prescription Drug Take Back event.  This event gives residents the opportunity to safely dispose of old and unwanted medication.  The abuse of prescription and over the counter medication is a dangerous trend around the nation.  One of the ways to help prevent the abuse of medications is to dispose of medications that you are no longer using and safely store the ones you need to keep.

At the take back events, we collected over 180,000 pills.  All together they weigh over 500 pounds!  That is a great step forward, but there is so much more to do.  We will have another take back event in Spring 2012.  If you need to dispose of medications between now and then, we have installed a 24 hour drop box at the Columbia Police Department.  Just walk into the main lobby and drop them off!

All of this work would not be possible without the partnership and efforts of the partners below:

  • Boone County Sheriff’s Department
  • Columbia Police Department
  • Hallsville Police Department
  • Centralia Police Department
  • Ashland Police Department
  • University of Missouri Police Department
  • Sturgeon Police Department
  • Harry S. Truman VA Hospital
  • MU Wellness Resource Center
  • Columbia Public Schools
  • Hallsville Public School
  • Ashland Public Schools
  • Sturgeon Public Schools
  • Columbia Daily Tribune
  • Missouri Department of Natural Resources
  • Family Counseling Center–Prevention Resource Center
  • ACT Missouri
  • Missouri Youth Adult Alliance
About these ads

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 61 other followers