On Saturday, October 28, 2017, the Stone and Taney Counties Substance Abuse Initiative – in partnership with ADAPT coalition and local law enforcement agencies – will host a prescription drug take-back event, as part of National Drug Take-Back Day.
This event gives everyone the opportunity to rid their homes of potentially dangerous, expired and unused prescription drugs, and is a great alternative to flushing medications. Sewer systems – public or private – are designed to treat only biological waste and do not affect medications that are flushed down the toilet. Because flushed medications – or drugs poured down the drain – can end up polluting local waters, flushing medications is not advised.
The event also gives the public an opportunity to protect family members from the possible over-use, or abuse of prescription medications found in their homes. Four out of five new heroin users first began with the use of prescription opioids, according to national surveys. The source of those prescription drugs is often the home medicine cabinet.
During the Take-Back Day, drop off locations will be set up and in operation as follows:
- CVS Pharmacy, 105 Loyd Road, Branson, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Walgreens, 101 Industrial Park Dr, Hollister, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Forsyth City Hall, 15405 US Highway 160, Forsyth, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
For more information about this program on a Nationwide level and information about other drop-off locations visit: