(MURFREESBORO) Prevention Coalition for Success announces two drug take back events on Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford and at the North Rutherford Family YMCA.
Prevention Coalition for Success Executive Director Sarah Murfree said, “Through these drug take back events, we hope to raise awareness of the importance of properly disposing of unused medication. We appreciate our community partners including the Rutherford County Sheriff Office, Murfreesboro Police Department, Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford, the North Rutherford Family YMCA, and our volunteers for their support of these events.”
Drop Off Drugs Saturday
Prevention Coalition for Success is conducting two Drug Take Back Events from 10:00 o'clock Saturday morning (10/23/2021) until 2:00 in the afternoon. The locations are:
Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford 1700 Medical Center Parkway by the main entrance of the hospital.
North Rutherford Family YMCA at 2001 Motlow College Blvd. in Smyrna. It is in the parking lot.
Drug take back events serve three important public health and safety purposes: (1) Proper disposal of unused medication prevents diversion of prescription drugs with potential for abuse. According to the DEA, non-medical use of prescriptions drugs is the second most common form of drug abuse in the United States. (2) unused medication in the home can pose a risk to young children who might accidently ingest the medication. (3) Properly disposing of unused medication protects our environment.