Prescription drug abuse can be a gateway to less expensive – but more dangerous – drugs.
This is why it is so important for families to get unused medications out of the house if they are expired or no longer in use. An easy way to accomplish this and protect against children and teens accessing potentially dangerous and addictive drugs is to participate in Solon’s spring National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Residents may simply drive up to the Solon Senior Center (35000 Portz Parkway) and drop off unneeded or expired medications. Properly disposing of unused prescription drugs also protects the water supply.
This confidential program makes it easy and safe to dispose of medications. No personal information is collected and you may scratch out the name and other identifying information on the bottle with a marker or remove all prescription labels before dropping off the medication.
The Solon Police Department participates in the DEA Rx Drop Box program yearround and has a medication drop box in the lobby of the police department headquarters. Residents may use that drop box at any time during the year to dispose of prescription pills. No liquids or needles can be deposited at the police department drop box or during this weekend’s drop off.
Thank you for taking this easy step to help keep children and teens safely away from unused prescription drugs.