Several Zionsville organizations are partnering to host a Prescription Drug Take Back Day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 17 at Jennings Field, 1130 Bloor Lane, Zionsville. The goal is to provide a convenient and safe means of disposal while educating the community about the potential for abuse of prescribed medications.
Miss Fall Festival 2018 Claire Nieshalla instigated the event as part of her platform of substance abuse prevention.
“This is a big call out to our community to bring our leftover and expired prescription medicines to the Take Back Day and avoid the possibility of those drugs ever being abused,” Nieshalla said, adding that two-thirds of teens who report abuse of prescription medications get them from friends and family (drugfree.com).
Event partners include the Zionsville Community High School Young Democrats and Young Republicans, the Indiana Office of the Attorney General, Zionsville Police Dept., Boone County Sheriff’s Office, Youth and Family Health Network, Zionsville Lions Club, Boone County Solid Waste Management District and Will Hobick Design.
Those who drop off medications at the collection site must be 18 years or older, and over-the-counter drugs will also be accepted. All medicines will be safely disposed of through the Zionsville Police Dept., the Boone County Sheriff’s Office and the Boone County Solid Waste Management District.