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Prescription Drugs Drop-Off and Narcan Training – Norwich
August 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 amFree
A permanent Rx drop-box is available year-round, 24 hours a day at Norwich Police Department!
What CAN and CANNOT be discarded in local medication drop-boxes:
Yes: Over-the-counter medications, prescription medications, medication samples, medication for household pets, medicated lotions or ointments.
No: Needles or other “sharps”, hazardous waster, thermometers, personal care products ( shampoo, etc.)
Other SAFE disposal options:
Dispose of drugs in your household trash by doing the following:
Keep the medication in its original container. Use a permanent marker or duct tape to cross out your personal information, or remove the label.
Mix your drugs (liquid or pills) with hot water to dissolve them. Add an undesirable substance, such as salt, ashes, saw dust or coffee grounds.
Contain and seal. Place it inside of a container such as an empty yogurt or margarine tub to ensure that the contents cannot be seen & tape shut.
Throw out the container in your trash can. Do not put the container in your recycling bin!
Please join us for a free Narcan training for community members! This 30 minute training will teach you how to use Narcan on an individual overdosing on opioids, accidental or intentional. You will also hear safety tips and learn of strategies to help that individual access the help they’ll need.