Prescription drugoverdose is now the
leading cause of accidental deaths in the United States, surpassing motor vehicle accidents.
In Buffalo County, over half of youth that use prescription drugs say that they get these prescriptions from a friend or family’s home.
Parents, Take a Stand, on prescription drug abuse. Know what’s in your cabinet and talk to your kids about the dangers of prescription drug abuse.
You can drop your old prescriptions at these pharmacies year-round: Walgreens Pharmacy, Hy-Vee Pharmacy, Medicap Pharmacy, Valley Pharmacy Inc., ABC Drug, Haeberle’s Grand Central Pharmacy, and Svanda Healthmart Pharmacy to be disposed of properly.
Or you can take part in the Prescription Take Back Event on, Saturday, Oct. 22 at CHI Health Good Samaritan Hospital North Parking lot from 10 am-2pm. We are so thankful to our partners Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office, CHI Health Good Samaritan Hospital, Kearney/Holdrege Elks Lodge #984, and the Two Rivers Public Health Department.
For more information, visit the Parents Take a Stand Facebook page or positivepressure.org.
This message was supported, in whole or part, from federal or state funds received through Region 3 Behavioral Health Services from the Division of Behavioral Health of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services and/or the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).