Bellefontaine Police Department taking back unwanted prescription drugs Oct. 26 at Mary Rutan Hospital
On Saturday, October 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the Bellefontaine Police Department in partnership with Logan County CORE, Mary Rutan Hospital, and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public the opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.
Bring your pills for disposal to the canopy entrance of Mary Rutan Hospital, located at 205 E Palmer Rd. The site cannot accept liquids. Needles/sharps, pills and patches will be accepted. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Mary Rutan Hospital is providing sharps disposal at no cost as a community service.
Last fall Americans turned in nearly 469 tons (more than 937,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at nearly 6,300 sites operated by the DEA and almost 5,000 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in more than 11.8 million pounds—approximately 5,900 tons—of pills.
This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the United States are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health shows year after year that the majority of misused and abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including someone else’s medication being stolen from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.
For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the October 26 Take Back Day event, go to www.DEATakeBack.com or https://www.logancountycore.com/
For more information about any of the prevention services listed below, please contact Stacey Logwood, OCPS, OCPS, Director of School & Community Based Prevention at the Mental Health, Drug & Alcohol Services Board of Logan & Champaign Counties at 937-465-1045 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
40 Developmental Assets® – Search Institute - Everyone’s an Asset Builder introduces the 40 Developmental Asset framework, research, and the powerful role of individual asset builders in the lives of youth. This workshop will help participants identify the characteristics of effective asset builders and their own personal strengths and challenges; understand “circles of influence” and identify those circles in which there is potential for asset building; and make and share a personal commitment to asset-building action. This 2-3 hour training highlights the 40 key ingredients to healthy youth development and local youth data on asset levels, risk-taking, and thriving behaviors.
Alternative options: This training is flexible for a variety of audiences and customizable. We can train parents during Kindergarten registration, Parent/Teacher Organization/Assn. meetings, parent forums, faith-based congregations, creative arts groups, 4H leaders, the possibilities are endless. Let us know your timeframe and audience and we can customize to your needs!
Trainers: Stacey Logwood, OCPS, email@example.com, 937-465-1045
Cecilia Yelton, OCPSA, firstname.lastname@example.org, 937-599-1975
Join the Logan County Health District at one of these upcoming free Narcan Trainings. Call (937) 651-6901 to pre-register by the Thursday before these dates:
Feb. 14, 1-1:30pm
Feb. 26, 1-1:30pm
Mar. 14, 1-1:30pm
Mar. 25, 1-1:30pm
Other Logan County Drop Box Locations:
Russells Point Municipal Building
433 St. Rt. 708,
Russells Point, Ohio 43348
Phone: (937) 843-2245
Disposal Available: Monday, Tues., Thurs., and Friday weekly for drop off between 9am-4:30pm
Logan County Sheriff’s Office
284 County Rd 32 S.
Bellefontaine, OH 43311
Phone: (937) 599-3333
Disposal Available 24/7/365
A Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) is a ―systematic effort to address issues identified by an assessment and community health improvement process. Logan County‘s Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) is based on data gathered from Logan County communities through the community health assessment and extensive input from over 90 community leaders and residents. The Community Health Assessment (CHA) created a picture of the needs of Logan County, identified community and data strengths and challenges, and provided information for next steps to improve the quality of life and health in Logan County.
Click to download the 2019-21 Logan County Community Health Improvement Plan below.
Free Narcan Training coming to Logan County, presented by the Logan County Health District, on January 31st, 2019 from 1-1:30pm.
The 2nd Annual Logan County Recovery Community Super Bowl Party, supported by CORE, will be hosted by Logan County's Recovery Community at the Recovery Zone of Logan County located at 440 S. St. Paris Street, Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311.
Please bring a covered dish.
**Note: Enter through rear door at Recovery Zone. (Meetings will continue in the dining area)
Come celebrate with us! FREE family-friendly fun for everyone in our communities on September 16 and October 7!
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