CVS/pharmacy and The Partnership For Drug-Free Kids is helping Doraville combat drug abuse and provide safer disposal of unused medication
Doraville, GA, February 25, 2016 – The Post Reports – Doraville Police Department has been awarded a grant from CVS/pharmacy to install a Drug Collection Unit (DCU) drop box. The DCU drop box has been placed in the lobby of the Doraville Police Department, located at 3750 Park Avenue, and will provide residents with a safe and environmentally responsible way to dispose of unwanted, unused or expired medication, including controlled substances.
The DCU is intended to help reduce the amount of unneeded medicine in residents’ homes and decrease prescription drug abuse, which has soared in recent years, especially among teenagers. According to CVS, more than 70 percent of teenagers say it is easy to get prescription drugs from their parents’ medicine cabinets, according to a 2014 Partnership for Drug-Free Kids study.
Placing old or unneeded medicine in the DCU drop box will also help Doraville prevent the contamination of local landfills and water supplies from unused medication.
Doraville’s new Drug Collection Unit site is open to the public seven days a week and drugs can be dropped off with no questions asked. Doraville residents and CVS/pharmacy customers can also inquire about the Medication Disposal for Safer Communities Program at the toll free phone number 1-866-559-8830 or visit www.cvs.com/safercommunities.
- Prescription patches
- Over-the-counter medications
- Ointments (prescription only)
- Medications for pets
Items NOT accepted:
- Needles and/or sharps
- Aerosol cans (or any combustible items)
- Ointments, lotions, or liquids
- Hydrogen peroxide
CVS/pharmacy also assists law enforcement by supporting local drug take back events and promoting local drug disposal collection sites.
For more information go here.
** From a supplied release reformatted for publication