GenRX

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Working to reduce prescription drug abuse in Early County.

Prescription drug abuse among youth and young adults has skyrocketed in recent years.

The GenRx initiative works to reduce prescription drug abuse and misuse among 12-25 year olds in Early County.


The initiative focuses on education, safe storage and secure disposal of expired and unused prescription medications by:

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    Promoting the permanent drug drop boxes located in the sheriff’s office at Early County Courthouse and the lobby of the Early County Jail.

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    "Where's the Box?" Media Campaign

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    Presentation to all Early County 4th graders at Water Ways Festival.

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    Youth Leadership Team

The Permanent Drug Drop Boxes are located in: Sheriff’s Office of Early County Courthouse and the lobby of Early County Jail

Time to clean out the medicine cabinet.

Place unused/expired medicine in dropboxes

Why?

(1) You can help prevent drug abuse and overdoses; parents need to know, over 70% of people who abuse prescription drugs get them from friends and family.
(2) Don’t flush! Flushing medicine harms our water quality; in one quick stop you can place your medicine in a dropbox and help the environment.

Items to Drop

(1) Expired/unused medications
(2) Over-the-counter medications
(3) Medication samples
(4) Pet medication
(5) Medicated lotions/ointment/drops
(6) Inhalers
(7) Unopened eli-pens
(8) Liquid medications

Items Not to Drop

(1) Needles/lancets/syringes
(2) Thermometers
(3) IV bags
(4) Bloody or infections waste
(5) Business products
(6) Empty containers
(7) Personal care products

Dropbox Locations and Contact Info

(1) Sheriff’s Office (Early County Courthouse)
(2) Lobby of Early County Jail

For more information contact:
Early County Sheriff’s Office:
229.723.3484
Early Choices:
229.723.5122


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If you are a youth, young adult, or parent of one struggling with prescription drug abuse or choices involving prescription drugs, please contact us.

info@earlychoices.org

(229)723-5122

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Funding provided by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities

 
 
 
 

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