Calhoun’s fourth Prescription Drug Take Back Event is today from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Calhoun Committee on Aging – Senior Citizens Building, 105 Market Street, Grantsville.

It’s easy to bring your unwanted pills – just drive up and we’ll take them and put in the container to be destroyed – you don’t even have to get out of your vehicle.

The DEA is sponsoring this Take Back Program, along with the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department, and the Calhoun County Substance Abuse Coalition.

Residents can drop unused, unwanted, and expired pills into boxes provided by the DEA. As required by the DEA, this is an anonymous drop off. Those dropping off medication will be asked to complete a short anonymous survey for the Calhoun County Substance Abuse Coalition. The box will then be properly disposed of by incineration.

Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, many Americans do not know how to properly dispose of their unused medicine, often flushing them down the toilet or throwing them away – both potential safety and health hazards.

For more information on this event, please contact the Sheriff’s Department at 304-354-6333 or the Calhoun County Substance Abuse Coalition/Calhoun Family Resource Network at 304-354-7177.

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