Saturday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
WISD Central Office Parking Lot, 951 FM 2325
Wimberley ISD Health Services, in partnership with the Hays County Sheriff's Department Constables and Keep Wimberley Beautiful, will host a drive-through for all unwanted prescription and over-the-counter drugs, except liquids, syringes and injectables on Oct. 26, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the WISD Administration Building Parking lot. You won’t even have to get out of your car! Look for the Wimberley ISD marquee between the Subway and the traffic light at Carney Lane and pull in to drop off your unwanted medications.
For the safety of your family and the environment, think twice before storing it, flushing it or throwing it out with the trash.
Here are some important facts from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA):
- Every 14 minutes, an American dies from an unintentional drug overdose.
- Seven out of 10 people who abuse prescription drugs get them from friends or family members.
- Among children, emergency room visits for accidental drug poisonings are twice as common as poisonings for other household products (cleaning products).
- Flushing medicine leads to contamination of our water supply as wastewater treatment plants are not designed to remove pharmaceutical compounds.
- Studies have found antibiotics, mood stabilizers, anti-seizure medications, and hormones in drinking water across the US.
- The toxic effects on marine life are well-documented and include serious harm to fish populations.
- Don't flush! Empty your medicine cabinet in a safe, healthy, and more environmentally responsible way by participating in Wimberley's annual Drug Take Back event October 26.
Have a positive impact on public health and the environment. Safe. Free of charge. No questions asked.
For more information, contact Chelsea Kelley, MSN, RN, Danforth Junior High School Nurse.