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Is your medicine cabinet filled with unneeded medicine? Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to bring their unused or expired medications to the Havener Center from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21. Joe’s PEERS and the University Police are hosting the event as part of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative.
The National Prescription Drug Take-Back addresses a public safety and public health issue. According to the DEA, studies show that many prescription drug abusers get their drugs from family and friends, including from home medicine cabinets. In addition, many Americans do not know how to properly dispose of their unused medicine, often flushing it down the toilet or throwing it away; both methods are potential safety and health hazards.
Joe’s PEERS is a student group that promotes healthy behaviors through awareness campaigns, skill-building programs, and distributing wellness and health information. For more information about the event or Joe’s PEERS, please contact James Coday, a senior in civil, architectural and environmental engineering, at firstname.lastname@example.org.