Events

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When:
April 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
2019-04-27T10:00:00+00:00
2019-04-27T14:00:00+00:00
Where:
Multiple Locations in Southwest Washington
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Kelley Groen-Sieckmann
360-952-3461

On Saturday, April 27: Take unused and expired prescription and over-the-counter medication for safe and FREE disposal to eight Drug Take-Back Events in SW Washington

Prescription and over-the-counter medication including pills, liquids & inhalers will be accepted. Medications may remain in original containers and labels do not need to be removed. Medications not in original containers will be accepted too.

 

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CLARK COUNTY EVENT LOCATIONS

PeaceHealth Southwest Urgent Care 
33rd & Main (South Back Lot), Vancouver
* Accepting Sharps & syringes

Kaiser Permanente Cascade Park
12607 SE Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver
* Accepting Sharps & syringes

Battle Ground Police Department
507 SW 1st St., Battle Ground
* Not accepting Sharps or syringes

Washougal Silver Star Search and Rescue
1220 A St., Washougal
* Not accepting Sharps or syringes

Cowlitz Public Safety Department
31501 NW 31st Ave., Ridgefield
(La Center Exit I-5, south of Ilani Casino)
* Not accepting Sharps or syringes

SKAMANIA COUNTY EVENT LOCATION

Skamania County Sheriff’s Office
200 NW Vancouver Ave., Stevenson
* Not accepting Sharps or syringes

KLICKITAT COUNTY LOCATIONS

Skyline Hospital
211 NE Skyline Dr., White Salmon
* Not accepting Sharps or syringes

Klickitat Valley Health
310 S. Roosevelt, Goldendale
* Not accepting Sharps or syringes

Did You Know?

Did you know the most common drugs misused by teens and adults come from family and friends’ home medicine cabinets? 7% of Washington state 12th graders have misused prescription drugs in the last 30 days-a rate that’s 1.5 times higher than the national average. (Sources: 2018 Washington Healthy Youth Survey and 2018 Monitoring the Future National Survey)

Did you know medications not disposed of properly end up in our waterways? Let’s work together to keep these substances away from youth and out of our waterways.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • What medications will be accepted? Any prescription and over-the-counter medications including pills, liquids & inhalers will be accepted.
  • What about Sharps & syringes? All Drug Take Back Event sites in Klickitat and Skamania counties will NOT accept Sharps or syringes for disposal.
  • What about Epi-pens? Epi-pens that still have medication in them need to be treated as medication and disposed of following the medication disposal guidelines for the year-round disposal sites. Epi-pens that are empty need to be treated as Sharps, but do not need to be put in a Sharps container.
  • How are medications collected disposed of? All prescription & over-the-counter medication collected at event sites are safely incinerated by the D.E.A.
  • For more information about this event and year-round FREE disposal sites in Clark and Skamania counties visit:  www.preventcoalition.org/resources or call Clark County Public Health at (564) 397-7352.
  • Year-round FREE disposal in Klickitat county: Skyline Hospital 211 NE Skyline Dr., White Salmon, WA 98672–Medication disposal only or Klickitat Valley Hospital 310 S. Roosevelt Goldendale, WA 98620–Medication disposal only

LOCKS SAVE LIVES – Do you qualify for a free Lock Box?

The #1 reason youth misuse and abuse prescription drugs is ease of access. YOU can save a life by locking up your prescription  medications. It’s easy…and important! FREE lock boxes to the first 200 qualified people at our PeaceHealth SW Urgent Care and Battle  Ground Police Department locations on April 27. Take the Locks Save Lives Survey to see if you qualify for a FREE lock box at bit.ly/LocksSaveLives.