Issaquah Community Network supports Take Back Initiative

April 23, 2013

By Staff

The Issaquah Community Network and Drug Free Community Coalition are supporting the National Take Back Initiative from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27.

About 18,000 people a year overdose on prescription drugs, which includes young people in the Issaquah School District area, said Judy Brewer, chairwoman of the Issaquah Community Network.

The initiative, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration, urges adults to clear unused or leftover prescription drugs from homes and drop them safely and securely at local police stations. Learn more at www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal, which also provides a list of local drop-off centers.

The Issaquah Police Department will participate in the event, accepting drug drop-offs between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

In addition, the Issaquah and Sammamish police departments regularly accept prescription drug drop-offs Monday through Friday during regular business hours.

Learn more about Take Back initiatives in Washington state at www.takebackyourmeds.org.

 

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