LIBERTY – The Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Task Force, a subcommittee of the Rural Health Network led by Sullivan County Public Health Services, is partnering with local law enforcement agencies and the Recovery Center to conduct another Drug Take Back Day to be held Saturday, January 24 at area police stations in Narrowsburg.
Well over 500 pounds of unwanted prescription medications have been collected over the past year as a result of numerous sponsored Take Back Days and the 24/7 availability of drug drop boxes placed throughout the county.
Sullivan County Public Health Director Nancy McGraw said the Take Back Days continue to be a successful local public health initiative.
“We have not only made an impact on reducing the likelihood of prescription drugs falling into the wrong hands and being abused or sold on the streets, but have improved access for residents for safe disposal sites,” McGraw said. “The environment is also being protected because people are not flushing them or throwing them in the garbage which ends up in a landfill.”
Unwanted pills can be dropped off on January 24 from 12 noon to 2 p.m. only at the New York State Police Station at 6509 State Route 97 in Narrowsburg, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at police stations in Fallsburg, Liberty, and Monticello.