Sat, Oct 28|
Webster Justice Court
Webster Fall Drug Take Back 2023
Registration is NOT required, but will allow us to email you a reminder. Presented by WHEN, the Town of Webster, and the Webster Police Department.
Time & Location
Oct 28, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Webster Justice Court, 1002 Ridge Rd, Webster, NY 14580, USA
About the Event
Webster Health and Education Network, the Town of Webster, and the Webster Police Department are collaborating on a drug take-back event on Saturday, October 28, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., the location is Webster Justice Court, 1002 Ridge Road, behind Webster Town Hall/Police Department.
No appointment is necessary. Registration is not required, but it will allow us to email you a reminder in advance of the event.
Why is this important?
Take Back events are aimed at preventing prescription drug abuse, accidental poisonings and overdoses.
- Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.
- One in five teens have abused prescription drugs.
- One in four adult opioid prescriptions results in addiction.
- Additionally, more than 160 children go to the emergency room daily from accidental overdose.
The DEA also reports that Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards, making events such as this a great opportunity to safely dispose of unused, expired, or unwanted medications.