DEA Plans 6TH National Prescription Drug Drop-off
Community Comes Together to Support Campaign to Keep Kids and
Water Supply Safe
Nearly 3 dozen sites throughout Western New York will host a medication drop-off day on April 26h, 2013 from 10am to 2pm. It’s the largest single day drop-off in Western New York. The Drug Enforcement Administration is leading the effort as part of a national campaign with the support of local police agencies, Kids Escaping Drugs, UB and D’Youville Schools of Pharmacy, Erie County DEP, IHA, Covanta , Catholic Health System, Kalieda Health System and West Herr Automotive Group.
The purpose behind the collections is to keep medications out of the hands of teens looking to experiment and to keep our water safe. Flushing old medications contaminate the water table and eventually our drinking water. Numerous state and national surveys show time and again that prescription pain medications are fast becoming the drug of choice among our teens with most reporting taking the medications from someone’s home. Death by overdose is the number one causes of accidental death today; surpassing car accidents for the first time since 1979 when drug overdose stats starting being tallied Taken as prescribed these medications can control severe pain. When abused, addiction can come quickly; too often ending in death.
ALL MEDICATIONS, PRESCRIPTION AND OVER-THE-COUNTER WILL BE ACCEPTED AT ALL SITES.
NEEDLES WILL ALSO BE ACCEPTED.
For Additional Information for Cattaraugus County, Please contact Inv. Christa Heckathorn at 716-938-2572.
Cattaraugus County Drop Off Locations from 10am – 2 pm
Olean County Building – Leo Moss Drive, Olean
Salamanca City Municipal Building, In front of the Fire hall
Seneca Nation Lionel R. John Health Center
Gowanda Village Police Department
Delevan Health Center, Delevan Plaza