Twice a year communities team up with law enforcement to host ‘National Take Back Day,’ a campaign to anonymously and safely dispose of prescription medications. Because of the current nationwide coronavirus pandemic, the DEA postponed the 2020 Spring Take Back Day, originally scheduled for April 25, 2020. However, that did not stop Apportis from participating in the event, while socially distancing of course!
Rather than the typical fashion of dropping off prescription drugs at a temporary collection site, we chose to demonstrate how to use a DeTerra Drug Deactivation System. One of the Apportis Team members (Ohio Brett) recently sold his house, but when he first began the process his realtor provided him with a deactivation kit for his first Open House. She explained that these events could often result in medicine cabinets being raided for access to prescription drugs, including opioids. Fortunately, her company had partnered with the Ohio Opioid Education Alliance, better known by their “Denial, OH” awareness campaign. This group provided the DeTerra Drug Deactivation System and a fact sheet about common ways prescription medications are abused.
So in honor of National Take Back Day, our company collected unused and expired prescriptions and performed a demo of how to use the deactivation kit. The process was simple, and took no longer than 1 minute start to finish. Just open the bag, empty all pill bottle contents, add water, shake and dispose. It felt great to know that you’re preventing these drugs from getting into the wrong hands, while participating in National Take Back Day remotely!
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