Drug Take Back

This Saturday 4/27 - Clark, Klickitat & Skamania Counties

Prevent Coalition asks: Have you locked up your meds?

The Drug Take-Back Event on Saturday, April 27, is going to be extra-special.

In addition to offering our community the opportunity to safely dispose of all unused and leftover prescription and over-the-counter medications, ESD 112’s own Prevent Coalition and other prevention community groups are offering free medication lock boxes as part of the locally developed LOCKS SAVE LIVES campaign. The campaign encourages families—for the sake of their kids—to secure their prescription medications in the home by locking them up. (See some of the campaign literature, attached.)

The boxes will be given to the first 200 qualified people to visit the following two Drug Take-Back Event locations in Clark County: PeaceHealth Southwest Urgent Care and Battle Ground Police Department. Interested? Take a survey to see if you qualify for a free lock box at bit.ly/LocksSaveLives.

For more information about the Drug Take-Back Event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 27, see the event page at bitly.com/takeback2019.

Read the rest of the story at: https://goesd112.org/2019/04/22/the-prevent-coalition-asks-have-you-locked-up-your-meds/

Regional Drug Take Back Event Sites

Saturday, April 27th, 10am-2pm

Multiple Locations, Listed Below

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.

Event Flyers

Download English flyer – Clark

Download Russian flyer – Clark
Download Spanish flyer – Clark

Download English flyer – Skamania/Klickitat
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Download Spanish flyer – Skamania/Klickitat

Clark County 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 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 … ?

  • The No. 1 reason youth misuse prescription drugs is that they are easy to get—often from family and friends’ medicine cabinets.
  • In Washington state, 7 percent of 12th graders misused prescription drugs in the past 30 days—that’s 1.5 times higher than the national average, according to the 2018 Washington Healthy Youth Survey and 2018 Monitoring the Future national survey.
  • Prescription opioids are a growing cause of overdose. Only 29 percent of families with children age 18 and younger report storing medications safely in the home, in a latched or locked location, according to a 2017 study by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
  • Medications can contaminate drinking water and should not be flushed down the toilet or put in the trash. Drug Take-Back events and programs dispose of medications properly and safely through the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

Over 27,631 pounds have been collected at drug disposal events in the Southwest Region as of October 2018.