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Monday, February 18, 2019


Drug Take Back Day on July 21

SULLIVAN COUNTY - On Saturday, July 21, a countywide Drug Take Back Day will be taking place.
The purpose of this day is to provide a venue for persons who want to dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs, old vitamins, and/or veterinary meds. No liquids or needles will be accepted.
24 Hour Locations for the Drug Take Back Day will be the following:
• Fallsburg Police, 19 Railroad Plaza, (845) 434-4422
• Monticello Police, 2 Pleasant Street, (845) 794-4422
• Dept. of Family Services, located in the Robert Travis Building, 16 Community Lane, Liberty - 8-5 p.m.
Mon-Fri ONLY
The following locations will be partaking in Drug Take Back Day on July 21 only:
• Bethel Senior Center, Rt 55, White Lake - 10-1 p.m.
• Jefferson Pharmacy, 4892 Main St., Jeffersonville - 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
According to New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, most people take medicines only for the reasons their doctors prescribe them. However, an estimated 20 percent of people in the United States (48 million people ages 12 and older) have used prescription drugs for non-medical reasons. This is prescription drug abuse. It is a serious and growing problem. According to Partnership for a Drug Free America, studies show that each day, approximately 2,500 teens use prescription drugs to get high for the first time.
Drug Take Back Day is sponsored by Sullivan County Rural Health Network & Prescription Drug Task Force, Sullivan County Sheriff, Liberty Police, Fallsburg Police, Monticello Police and Catholic Charities Community.
For more information call the locations listed or Public Health at (845) 513-2222. If you know of someone who is addicted to prescription drugs call Public Health Referral Line (866) 832-5575.

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