Prescription drug abuse is a serious problem across Montana …
… and unless you’re a doctor or have some training and education in addictions counseling there’s really not much you can do about it.
But community crises call for community action, so it’s imperative that we all do what we can to chip away – no matter how insignificant the action may seem.
That’s why Jack 5 is proud to promote this weekend’s 12th annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.
Nearly 70 percent of prescription drug abusers get their drugs not from a doctor, but from friends and family members. Which means you can do a lot to reduce the risk of prescription drug abuse just by ensuring your medications don’t end up in the wrong hands.
Stop by Southgate Mall any time Saturday between 10 am and 2 pm to drop off your unused medications. Just a small way you can protect your friends, your family, and your entire community. If you’re not in Missoula, find out your closest drop-off site HERE.
And if you can’t make it to the Take-Back event on Saturday, check out this list of permanent drug drop box locations.