Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, October 12, 2018 – National Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, October 27, an awareness day dedicated to ensuring proper disposal of unused or expired medications. Western Reserve Hospital partners with the City of Cuyahoga Falls and the Humane Society of Summit County to help make our community a safer place to live.
“The participation in National Drug Take Back Day enables us to spotlight the need to remove expired and unused medications out of people’s homes. These drugs are often taken by others and abused leading to addiction problems and accidental overdoses,” said Chief Jack Davis, Cuyahoga Falls Police. “By partnering with Western Reserve and the Humane Society we are able to make it more of an event to bring even more people out to participate.”
Drop off unused or expired medications at the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department on Drug Take Back Day from 9 – 11:30 a.m. at 2310 Second Street in Cuyahoga Falls in the south, utility billing parking lot. Needles will not be accepted.
“As a healthcare provider, we know well the dangers of unused prescription medications in a home. Community opportunities such as Drug Take Back Day help to alleviate this problem and make the City of Cuyahoga Falls a safer place for all,” said Dr. Robert Kent, President and CEO of Western Reserve Hospital. “We are especially thankful for our continued partnership with the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department and the Humane Society in making this event possible.”
The Humane Society of Summit County Mobile Adoption Unit will also be present for the Falls Furry Friend Adoptathon. Visit available pets and help them find a forever home.
Additionally, Nate Winston, a local car seat inspection technician certified by Safe Kids Worldwide, will inspect car seats free of charge. Cuyahoga Falls Parks and Recreation will showcase their services and upcoming events, COLLIDE: Cuyahoga Falls will have an art project and HippieChick Noms will have granola for sale. Not Me – I’m Drug Free! yard signs, from the collaboration of Western Reserve Hospital and Cuyahoga Falls City Schools, will also be available for pick up.