PREVENTION CONNECTION

April 2017

Resource Corner

  • National Prescription Drug Take Back Day – Saturday, April 29, 2017. Taking place in communities across the state, Take Back Days provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse and medications. Learn more about Take Back Day, find drop off locations in Connecticut and get printable resources to promote Take Back Day in your community.
  • How To Dispose Of Drugs Safely – Tips to Share with Parents, Coalition Members and Your Community
  • Prescription Drug Drop Box 
  • Dispose of drugs in your household trash by doing the following:
    1. Keep the medication in its original container. Use a permanent marker or duck tape to cross out your personal information, or remove the label.
    2. Make medication less appealing. Mix your drugs (liquid or pills) with hot water to dissolve them. Add an undesirable substance, such as salt, ashes, saw dust, used coffee grounds or kitty litter.
    3. Contain and seal. Place it inside a container such as an empty yogurt or margarine tub to ensure that the contents cannot be seen and tape it shut.
    4. Throw out the container in your trash can. Do not put the container in your recycling bin.
  • The Medicine Abuse Project aims to help educate parents, teens and the public about the dangers of medicine abuse and unite parents, educators, health care providers, coaches, government officials, law enforcement officers and other partners to help save lives.  Learn more about the Medicine Abuse Project.

For additional resources or support in using any of the resources above, please contact Kristen Granatek, Director of Prevention Initiatives at Kristen.Granatek@PreventionWorksCT.org