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It’s National Take Back Day!

DON’T FLUSH THOSE MEDICATIONS!

Leslie Harris here, and that picture kind of scares me. Let me explain.

My 18 year old daughter tore her ACL back in February, so she needed surgery to repair it. She had that surgery last week, and as you might imagine, it was quite painful. They gave her opioids to manage the pain. LOOK HOW MANY THEY GAVE HER! And these are the ones she didn’t use!

Now the sad fact is that several kids from her former high School have suffered from opioid addiction, and some of their lives have ended at far too young an age.

She chose to take the opioids for a few days, and then she chose to stop, because as we’ve been told by several professionals, opioid addiction can happen very fast, within a few days of starting the medication.

The good news is that today is take back day. This is a nationwide effort to keep you from having dangerous medications in your home, and safely disposing of both dangerous and seemingly benign medications. All you have to do is click on this link, put in your zip code, and you will find a place right in your area to drop off any unused or expired medications today. CLICK HERE

It’s important that you don’t flush them down the toilet because then it gets into our lakes and rivers. Much of OUR fish and other Aquatic Life have tested for high levels of pharmaceuticals, which then gets into our food!

So go check your medicine cabinet right now, and if you’ve got something that is unused or expired, follow that link and get it out of your house today!

Here’s that link again: National Take Back Day

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