Alameda Passes Unique Drug Disposal Ordinance
Prescription drugs and painkillers are a rising problem, but we are pleased to see that Alameda County is aggressively pursuing options that can help lower easy access to prescription drugs.
Bay Area Rehab has published a good post about the news if you'd like to learn more about this first-in-the-nation ordinance that requires pharmaceutical companies to financially support drug drop-off locations.
Leaving unused or expired medications around the house can be dangerous. While some people become addicted to a drug because it was prescribed to them, others simple gain access to the drug by raiding the closest medical cabinet. A few months ago, we published a blog post, explaining how many users first gain access to painkillers and prescription drugs through their family members or friends.
Since medications should not be thrown in your trash or washed down your toilet, you will need to find a hospital, pharmacy, or police department.