Take Back Event Saturday 10am-2pm
The United States is currently experiencing an epidemic of prescription drug misuse and abuse. Opioid overdose deaths in Michigan have almost tripled in five years. To help turn the tide on this epidemic, The Headway Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition is partnering with the Michigan Opioid Prescribing Engagement Network (Michigan OPEN) and Newaygo County Sheriff’s Office, Newaygo Police Department, Fremont Police Department, Grant Police Department to host four medication take-back events on Saturday, April 27 from 10-2PM.
Ryan Doornbos Newaygo City Officer: "Improper drug disposal can lead to many problems for people and the environment. Proper disposal of drugs can prevent the negative and toxic effects on our environment that can take place if the drugs are not disposed of correctly. Safely disposing of drugs can also prevent them from getting into the hands of people who shouldn't have them. By participating in drug take back days you can keep unused medication literally out of your own backyards, and make Newaygo County safer for all".
Did you know?
Community opioid and medication take-back events provide a safe process for disposing of unused medications while protecting our communities, children and environment. Please, remove the risk from your home and bring your unused opioids to the Headway Coalition medication take-back events at:
Hometown Pharmacy – Newaygo
Grant Fire Department
Fremont Fire Department
Family Health Care – White Cloud
For more information or to find other take back event locations throughout Michigan, please visit http://michigan-open.org/