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NARCONON SUNCOAST REHABILITATION CENTER URGES CLEARWATER RESIDENTS TO CLEAN OUT THEIR UNWANTED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS THIS SATURDAY!!

This Saturday, April 30th from 10:00am- 2:00pm

Two Locations in North Pinellas County

  • Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, North District Station 737 Louden Avenue, Dunedin
  • Clearwater Police Department, 27001 US Hwy 19 North, (Countryside Mall near LA Fitness)

Clearwater, FL –Narconon Suncoast Rehabilitation Center announces the 11th Annual Operation Medicine Cabinet for unused or unwanted prescription drugs. This national event sponsored by the DEA and state and local law enforcement will take place on April 30th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. In North Pinellas County, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, Pinellas County Police Department, and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 11th opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

Narconon has been a proud participant in the DEA’s Take-back days since it began a “Clean-Up Your Medicine Cabinet” campaign with local law enforcement agencies in Atlanta, GA in 2008.

In North Pinellas County you can bring your pills for disposal to Dunedin and Countryside locations for proper disposal. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

At last September’s national event, Americans turned in 350 tons (over 702,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at more than 5,000 sites operated by the DEA and more than 3,800 of its state and local law enforcement partners.  Overall, in its 10 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 5.5 million pounds—more than 2,750 tons—of pills.

The Take Back Rx Drug initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.  Medicines that stored in home cabinets often become the target for misuse and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.  Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends for initial use and the place they are most often obtained by addicts under the age of 25. Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—pose potential environmental safety and health hazards.

For more information about the proper disposal of prescription drugs or about the April 30th Take Back Day event, go to the DEA Diversion website  or call Narconon Suncoast’s Director of Community Affairs.

If you know someone who has become addicted to prescription drugs and would like a confidential addiction interview, an intake counselor can be reached 24 hours a day

at (877) 841-5509.

Narconon Suncoast is a state-of-the-art, long-term residential treatment program that has been helping those addicted to drugs and alcohol get sober for over 10 years. The Narconon program has been the leader in holistic, drug-free rehabilitation for over fifty years. Addiction can be treated for long-term sobriety and a lifetime of success.  Call us to find out how we can help.

Narconon Suncoast

1390 Sunset Point Raod

Clearwater, FL 33755

(727) 304-4176

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