The Coalition Hosts 'Drug Take Back Day' April 26

Healthy Communities-Healthy Kids Coalition is sponsoring the free event, which will allow Haddam and Killingworth residents to safely dispose of their unused or expired medications.

Drug Take Back Day
Hosted by the Healthy Communities-Healthy Kids Coalition

Turn-in Unused or Expired Medication for safe disposal!

Saturday, April 26, 2014
Higganum Physical Therapy Parking Lot
(23 Killingworth Road, Higganum)

This is a Free Event!

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.  Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse.

Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.  Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.

In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards

The mission of the Healthy Communities-Healthy Kids Coalition is to engage Haddam and Killingworth youth and adults in efforts to educate, implement strategies, and change policy to advance the wellness of the community.

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