(New Philadelphia, Ohio) – Empower Tusc is encouraging Tuscarawas County community members to participate in the upcoming Drug Take Back Day on April 22nd.
Collection will take place at Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital in Dover and Trinity Hospital Twin City in Dennison on April 22nd from 10:00 a.m. – 2 p.m. This event is designed to collect unused and unwanted prescription drugs from homes to prevent those items from ending up in the wrong hands.
“Data continue to show us that often times our young people are first exposed to drug use and misuse after discovering medications in their homes,” explained Jodi Salvo Empower Tusc Coalition Coordinator. “By removing these items, we are having a direct impact on reducing the likelihood that they can obtain these drugs.”
This event will also be taking unused and packaged needles to properly dispose of those items as well. Those with these unused and unwanted items are encouraged to drive up to the take back locations to dispose of them easily and safely.
For more information on local prevention efforts visit Empowertusc.com.