October 21, 2021 - 11:54am -- miller.10520@osu.edu

THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY PREVENTION COALITION TO COLLECT UNUSED MEDICATION

The Montgomery County Prevention Coalition (MCPC) is teaming up with the Drug Enforcement Administration and Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley to host “Say Boo to Drugs!” This event will be in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration's National Pill Take Back Day initiative. On Saturday, October 23, 2021, the community is encouraged to drop off unused pills and medications anonymously and conveniently at Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley, located at 660 S. Main Street in Dayton, from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M.

Colleen Oakes, Manager of the MCPC stated, “Our community members are vital to reducing opioid use and overdoses in Montgomery County. Getting drugs off our streets and out of our homes has a huge impact on the health and wellness of our community. At “Say Boo to Drugs”, our goal is to beat our April record of 500 pounds of medication collected and have some fun doing it!”

This DEA Take Back Day will feature community organizations at a drive-through trick-or-treat that will include candy, swag, prevention resources, and more. We encourage the Dayton community to come dressed in your favorite Halloween costume and kids and pets are also welcomed! This will be a drive-through event, so individuals will be asked to stay in their vehicles for drop-off and trick-or-treating. Please note our volunteers will be wearing masks in accordance with CDC guidelines.

The last DEA Take Back Day held on April 24, 2021, was a huge success as the Dayton community collected over 500 pounds of unused medication.