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Med drop-off programs scheduled

April 19, 2013
Salem News

Medication drop-off programs in Columbiana County will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27 to raise awareness about the dangers of prescription drug abuse. Area residents will have an opportunity to drop off their unused, unwanted or expired medications at the following locations throughout Columbiana County:

Columbiana

Columbiana Sparkle Market

108 W. County Line Road

East Liverpool

East Liverpool City Hospital Main Entrance

425 W. Fifth St.

Lisbon

Columbiana County Health Department

7360 Route 45

Salem

Salem Medical Center (across from Salem Community Hospital), 2094 E. State St.

How to Participate

Area residents will remain in their cars and hand off the unwanted medications to local law enforcement officers, who will be the only staff handling the medications. No requests for identification will be asked.

Unwanted capsules or tablets may be kept in their original containers or removed from the original container. Do not bring liquids, aerosols or creams.

If an original container is disposed, please try to remove any personal identifying information from the prescription label.

This one-day medication collection effort is being sponsored by the ADAPT Coalition (330-424-0531), Columbiana County Drug Task Force (330-424-0309) and local law enforcement jurisdictions, health department (330- 424-0272), Mental Health and Recovery Services Board (330-424-0195), East Liverpool City Health Department (330-385-7900), Family Recovery Center (330-424-1468), East Liverpool City Hospital (330-386-2006), Salem City Health Department (330-332-1618), Salem Community Hospital (330-332-7152), and Heritage-WTI. These organizations are collaborating on this county-wide event to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from people's homes.

 
 

 

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