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Medicine Cabinet Cleanout

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The Spencer County Substance Abuse Council along with Spencer County Solid Waste Management District, Spencer County Prosecutor’s Office and Federal DEA are sponsoring a Medicine Cabinet Clean-Out Day  8 a.m. to noon. The four locations are Santa Claus, St. Meinrad, Dale and Rockport volunteer fire departments.

Here are seven good reasons why we need to recycle prescription medications.

• Prescription drugs are abused more frequently than illegal drugs.

• Nearly 1 in 5 teens has used powerful narcotic pain relievers for non-medical reasons.

• The most common item stolen from homes is prescription medication.

• Seventy percent of teens obtain the medications from the homes of friends or relatives.

• It is safer for the environment if we recycle.

• We should never flush medications.

• The medications will contaminate our drinking supply. Let’s fight this drug problem together. Please recycle.