Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Medical Return Drug Collection Units

The Phelps County Child Advocacy Network, Prevention Consultants of Missouri, and the Rolla Police Department are very excited to announce that we were recently selected through a competitive grant process to receive a Permanent Drug Drop Box through the Missouri Youth/Adult Alliance, a program of ACT Missouri.

The grant provided this permanent drug drop box free of charge to us.
In an effort to keep prescription drugs away from children, prescription drug abusers, and out of our water supply, citizens are able to deposit their unwanted prescription drugs in this permanent drug drop box 24 hours per day. The drug drop box is located inside the main lobby of the Rolla Police Department located at 1007 North Elm Street.

Items accepted are prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, samples, medications for pets, ointments, lotions, liquid medication in glass or leak proof containers.

Those items not accepted are needles (sharps), thermometers, bloody or infections waste, hydrogen peroxide, aerosol cans and inhalers. It is our goal to lower the rates of prescription drug abuse through raising awareness and providing education on the dangers of prescription drugs to Missouri’s youth. We hope that the placement of this permanent drug drop box will help us with our constant battle on the war on drugs.

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