Prescription drug abuse has its grips on our nation in epidemic proportions. Right now 78 people are dying each day from opioid overdose, with prescription pain relievers being the driving force.
MATFORCE and area law enforcement hope everyone will help stop this abuse by bringing unwanted medication to Dump the Drugs on Saturday, October 22nd. Medications can be disposed of at one of seven locations throughout the county, including: Cottonwood, Sedona, Camp Verde, Clarkdale, Prescott, Prescott Valley, and Chino Valley.
Merilee Fowler, MATFORCE Executive Director, said, “One thing we know for sure is that proper disposal saves lives. Disposing of unwanted medication keeps these potentially dangerous drugs from getting into the wrong hands. Safe disposal also keeps medications from getting into our water systems.”
In the greater Prescott area, prescription and over-the-counter medications can be dropped off between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM at the following locations: Prescott Police Department, 222 S. Marina; Prescott Valley Police Department, 7601 E. Civic Circle; and the Chino Valley Police Department, 1950 Voss Drive.
In the Verde Valley, prescription and over-the-counter medications can be dropped off between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM at the following locations: Sedona Police Department at 102 Roadrunner Drive; Cottonwood Police Department, 199 S. 6th Street; the Camp Verde Marshal’s Office at 646 S. First Street; and the Clarkdale Police Department at 49 N. Ninth Street.
For more information call 928-708-0100 or visit the MATFORCE website at matforce.org.