“Just For The Health Of It” Community Discussions about Island Drug Take Back Day

Episode 78: Talking about Island Drug Take Back Day

April 14, 2023

Island Drug Take Back Day

This episode details the Island Drug Take Back Day that Opiate Free Island Partnership and Island Health & Wellness Foundation will host on Friday, April 21, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. to noon at Island Medical Center.

This year’s event will look different from past take back events. Instead of a Sheriff’s deputy on-hand to take unwanted medications, we will be handing out Deterra medication wasting bags at no cost. Recipients of the bags can take these home and safely discard medications. Many thanks to Healthy Acadia for providing us with a supply of Deterra bags to give away!

The podcast episode contains details on why the format of the event has changed and answers some frequently asked questions about discarding medications via this system. In addition, if anyone has questions about the event, reach out to the Island Health & Wellness Foundation.

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