Drug take back event hosted on campus

Reagan Barlow October 19, 2017 0

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October is National Prescription Drug Awareness Month. In honor of this, Elizabethtown Area Communities That Care (EACTC) will be hosting a drug take back event on campus in the BSC Oct. 27, 2017.

EACTC in collaboration with Campus Security will be collecting old medications or medications that students, faculty and staff no longer need and Campus Security will dispose of them safely. All collections will be confidential.

Approximately one-third of college students will abuse prescription drugs during their college careers.

EACTC is about both working towards personal safety as well as the safety of other surrounding community members.

To ensure overall safety, EACTC will be providing free medical lockboxes for students who wish to secure their medications.

Not many students and staff are aware that Campus Security is a constant medical drop-off point in the broader Elizabethtown community.

It is with the help of EACTC that this vital information is passed along to the Elizabethtown College Community.

For more information on the drug take back event please contact junior Regan Barlow: barlowr1@etown.edu

For more information on lockboxes and your local medical drop-off locations please contact Campus Security.

 

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