On April 28, five WeTHRIVE! communities collected nearly 180 pounds of prescription and over-the-counter medication as part of National Drug Take Back Day.
Amounts collected include:
- Amberley Village – 27 pounds
- Fairfax – 20.5 pounds
- Lockland – 12 pounds
- Montgomery – 90 pounds
- Reading – 30 pounds
Unused prescription medications left in home medicine cabinets can fall into the wrong hands, leading to drug misuse and addiction. In 2016, an estimated 6.2 million Americans misused controlled prescription medications (2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health). More than half of those misusing prescription pain relievers obtained the drugs from a friend or relative.
The next National Drug Take Back Day is October 27, 2018. WeTHRIVE! communities that offer year round drug drop off boxes include:
- Amberley Village (Police-Fire Department, 7149 Ridge Rd)
- Anderson Township (Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, 7954 Beechmont Ave)
- Cheviot (Police Department, 3814 Harrison Ave)
- Colerain (Police Department, 4200 Springdale Rd)
- Evendale (Police Department, 10500 Reading Rd)
- Lockland (Police Department,101 North Cooper Ave)
- Montgomery (Safety Center, 10150 Montgomery Rd)
- Newtown (Police Department, 3536 Church St)
- St. Bernard (Police Department, 4700 Vine St)
To find other drop off locations in Hamilton County, click here or here. Learn more about safe drug disposal, including medication disposal bags, from Hamilton County Public Health’s Harm Reduction Program.