FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 5, 2017
In an effort to prevent the misuse of prescription drugs, the SCRATCH & CCHCC Coalitions have partnered with the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s office, as well the Cumberland County Department of Health to provide a safe medication disposal site at a number of the flu clinic locations this season.
Project Medicine Drop is an important part of the solution to help reduce substance abuse within our area by providing a safe, secure location to dispose of unwanted medications. It is well known that the abuse of prescription painkillers can be every bit as dangerous as the abuse of illegal drugs such as heroin, so we are asking our community members to clear out their medicine cabinets of any unwanted prescription drugs to help reduce substance abuse within our community.
The following dates will serve as flu clinic dates, and community members are encouraged to do some Fall cleaning and bring all unwanted medications to the site where the Sheriff's Department will be on hand with a mobile dropbox to collect and properly dispose of the medications.:
Friday, October 27th 10am-noon DRIVE-THROUGH FLU
Millville Rescue Squad
600 Cedar St.
Millville, NJ 08332
Tuesday, November 14th 10am-noon
West Park United Methodist Church
625 Shiloh Pike
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
Proper medication disposal is just one of the many initiatives of the Southwest Council Coalitions whose aim is to reduce substance abuse within Cumberland, Salem, and Gloucester counties. Contact Matthew Rudd, Director of Coalitions and Communication for more information about our organization and how we can better serve you. 856-794-1011 x302 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.