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Bay Area Alliance for Youth and Families
“One community committed to ending alcohol and drug abuse by youth.”

For Immediate Release:
For more information, please contact:
Amanda McLauchlin – Coalition Manager
281-284-0370 office
409-351-4834 cell

August 31, 2015

Bay Area Medication Take Back Day

(Bay Area) – Saturday, September 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the League City, Lakeview, Nassau Bay, and Webster Police Departments will be taking back your expired or unneeded prescription and non-prescription medications.  The Drug Enforcement Administration is once again partnering with local law enforcement to properly dispose of all medications collected.  Previous local collection efforts coordinated by the Bay Area Alliance have resulted in the collection of nearly 10,000 pounds of medications!

The September 26 locations include:
Lakeview Police Department – 500 Kirby Road, Taylor Lake Village, TX
League City Police Department – 555 W. Walker, League City, TX
Nassau Bay Police Department – 1800 Space Park Drive, Nassau Bay, TX
Webster Fire Department – 18300 Hwy 3, Webster, TX

“This initiative is so important because it keeps these potentially dangerous medications out of the reach of children,” said Clint deGroot, President of the Bay Area Alliance Executive Board.  “It prevents abuse, misuse, or accidental poisonings by youth as well as adults.  We are thankful that these local law enforcement agencies have made it a priority to continue this project.”

A 2011 study by the National Institute on Drug Abuse found that 52 million people over the age of 12 have used prescription drugs non-medically in their lifetime.  According to Bay Area Alliance Coalition Manager, Amanda McLauchlin, “This effort encourages everyone to do their part in emptying these potentially hazardous drugs from their medicine cabinets.”

Participants will just “drive through” the drop-off site at each facility where law enforcement will take medications for proper and secure off-site disposal.  Please note that this entire process is completely anonymous and no identifying information other than zip code will be requested or noted.  

**Please note:  No Sharps Will Be Collected!**

For more information, please contact the Bay Area Alliance for Youth and Families at 281-284-0370 or go to www.ccisd.net/alliance.

 

 


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