As our communities struggle with the impact of the opioid crisis, it’s important to remember to safely dispose of unwanted or unused prescription medication. Deterra medication disposal pouches include technology that is highly effective in absorbing and firmly binding pharmaceuticals, rendering them dormant, unavailable for misuse and safe for the environment. The Community Coalition for Family Wellness (CCFW) through the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention Council of Saratoga County has partnered with local organizations, businesses and community members throughout northern Saratoga County to provide free Deterra pouches for distribution to the public. Some locations where you can find a Deterra display and free pouches include: Glens Falls Hospital, Hannaford in South Glens Falls, Moreau Community Center, Moreau EMS, the Moreau Family Health Center, Moreau Town Hall, Pine Knolls Alliance Church, South Glens Falls school district (four elementary, one middle school, and one high school), South Glens Falls Police Department, South Glens Falls Village Hall, Wilton Fire Station and Wilton Town Hall.
Stop by these locations and learn more about proper disposal of unwanted medications! Get a free drug disposal kit at these sites, today!
Alexandra Barr, The Prevention Council, Saratoga Springs