Proper Safeguarding of Medications
In order to reduce the supply of easily accessible prescription opioids, we educate the community about the importance of safeguarding and properly disposing unused medications. The majority of teens and young adults who misuse prescription opioids access them via friends or family.
Real estate open houses and showings present a prime opportunity for accessing unsecured drugs. Our outreach to realtors includes providing information flyers, free Deterra® Bags that safely disintegrate unwanted meds in the home, and lock boxes for their clients during open houses.
Free Deterra® bags were also provided to The Visiting Nurses Association to dispose of medications in hospice situations.
Drug Take Back Days
Semi-annual drive-through drug collections days are held with hundreds of pounds collected. A permanent drug drop box is also located year-round in the lobby of the Bernards Township Police Station, with other locations throughout the state.