ADAPT Reports Successful Take-Back Event

thumb_064741ead958ea1BRANSON, Mo. – The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team (ADAPT), the Branson Police Department, CVS Pharmacy in Branson, and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) provided a prescription drug take-back event last month.

A total of 30 pounds of medication was collected at this event and a total of 430 pounds has been collected this year at the permanent drop box located at the Branson Police Department.

Unwanted medications can be disposed of year-round at two permanent drop boxes located in the lobby of the Branson Police Department and the Taney County Sheriff’s Office in Forsyth. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Drug take-back opportunities give the public a chance to prevent drug abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.)

The ADAPT coalition has implemented several programs and events including an alcohol awareness campaign, compliance checks of alcohol retailers, alcohol server training, after prom alternative activities, drug-take back events, town hall meetings, and public awareness and education programs.

ADAPT relies on several grants and public support to help them continue to carry out their prevention efforts.

For more information about ADAPT, to join the coalition, or to donate call Casey Parnell at (417) 334-4544 ext. 232 or email: parnec@lpha.mopublic.org.

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