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Community Prescription Med Take-Back Event set for Dec. 5

November 27, 2018

POCATELLO - To help combat the growing prescription drug abuse problem in our community, Idaho State University Department of Community and Public Health is holding a Take Back of Prescription Drug Day on Wednesday, Dec. 5.

The ISU Bengal Pharmacy will provide a safe and responsible way of disposing unused or expired prescription drugs while the students educate the public about the potential for abuse and improper disposal of medications. The students are currently enrolled in Health 4443, Substance Abuse in Community and Public Health.

Community members will receive educational resources on topics such as the dangers of keeping unused medications, the potential for drug abuse, and where to go for help if they or someone they know find themselves struggling with substance abuse. Community members who dispose of medications at the take back will receive coupons to local restaurants and a raffle ticket for a chance to win prizes donated by local businesses. Hot chocolate will be provided, as well as kid friendly activities and games.

Important things to know:

* Will be held Wednesday, Dec. 5 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the ISU Bengal Pharmacy, 990 S. 8th Ave. in Pocatello.

* Will accept prescription drugs from adults 18 and older.

* The purpose of this event is provide a safe and convenient way to dispose of prescription drugs with no questions asked, as well as to provide education and resources to the community regarding substance abuse

* Coupons to local restaurants for every participant. Raffle tickets limited to one per household

For more information contact Melissa Caudle (instructor) at 208-282-2398.

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