Drug Take Back

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Published on October 25, 2019 -

Drug Take Back

This Saturday you can drop off your old prescription drugs and shred documents across Chattanooga with the National Drug Takeback Day www.hccoalition.org dea.gov https://takebackday.dea.gov/

Drug Take Back

Extra probably think of your prescript drugs and most important, and you can make it little bit easier for you with a national drug take back a partnership with apple to take they are set they a little bit of information is in my mr. buildings for joining us hard to tell a little bit about what is national description drug take back a bill you start to a prescription drug.

Sponsor the mission wasn't the closeness of the offers the public.

Safe and convenient way ... to dispose all prescription medications before the given the old selection.

The word to dive into the y about her just minute of it first.

Am i want to talk about how the hamilton county coalition is partnering with this national initiative and bring it to chattanooga yeah so of the coalition is partnering with the da local law enforcement and our other partners to provide the community with 18 locations around the chattanooga area so that community members can easily drive through and just drop off their medications, no questions asked.

And now you mentioned that bill will talk about why this is so important you know we hear about it here and there we hear about properl keeping your medication your what you're using them what happens when you no longer need a prescription or maybe it's outdated why is it so important that we properly dispose of these medication.

The flusher alone, approximately 10 million so every day across america ... and people household are capable so quickly.

Children and adults and the elderly are most at risk for this we want to get visual out of the house hold them easier ... to those before the for some cases).

For instance, in many ways of keeping her own family members and friends.

They allow anything to you when i did that in the i mean i think he he had the nail on the head.

I think a lot of the times it starts with sharing prescription medication with other people when they were prescribed those medications an so just getting it out there and just letting them know about keeping your medication safe and i'm properly disposal is the way to go with.

Sometimes all it in many cases we don't even want to begin down the road in the mids of that.

There's 18 locations across the chattanooga area.

Yo don't the list of those will have the on but what can you tell us the areas that they're going to they're all around the chattanooga area.

I mean red bank east brainerd eastridge all around there and then even to cleveland and bradley county an also will have marion county and sequatchie county as well so that standing outside the city limits really the entire viewin area.

Is their website.

We can handle the look, yes.

So i am all the locations can be found on our facebook which is the hamilton county coalition and then our website which is hc coalition.word and also at the dea's website expected the da t go over as was published websites will also very old personal family and friends.

Th best titles are effective will have all that information to ge here in just a few minutes as a don't worry will remind you of those websites what we need to know before we leave our home t visit one of these drop off locations.

Is there any way we need to repair what we need to.

I think what we normally tell people is before the dave drop off these medications that they should ... try and keep it in their original containers and just mark out any personal information that could be on that container.

I'm we accept all types of prescription medications except those with needles and no needles in take a sharpie marker that no personal information bills or anything else we need to know those corporals local with the mix of illegal drugs and of good to know.

In addition to accepting of the drugs and helping take your ugly disposing.

Those are a few additional services on saturday as well on you to be able to take some document and shred those notes offering a couple resources for individual who ever want to cover those accessory elements to will be having to share locations of so they'll be at the walgreens off of highway one sees 358 highway 153 and accent and then the walgreens off of gun barrel road for document shredding and then will also be having three opioid overdose reversal trainings offered to the community and those locations can also be found on our website and i so participants can learn about the signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose and also learn about opioid overdose reversal medication a lock sound and how to administe it to somebody who is in experiencing an acute overdose practice actually are providing as resources to the community.

I get all of those locations were the education and the training as well as the shredding events ago to be available on the website 18 locations to drop off your prescription drug tell us your website more time.

Emma tell us your website more time.

Emma@hccoalition.org and then build your website did not go t the dog.her fate as a source for joining us.

Thank you for bringing this to the chattanoog area, such an event that we need to embrace to keep our friend and family safe.

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