Drug take-back event part of Columbus North senior project

If you have unwanted or expired medications in your home, you have the opportunity to get rid of them, while helping a Columbus North student with her senior project.

On Saturday, October 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Healthy Communities, the Alliance for Substance Abuse Progress, Indiana Attorney General’s Office and the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department will be joining student Sveni Thalorin her effort to prevent drug abuse and theft.

You are invited to bring your medications for disposal to the Doug Otto United Way Center, located at 1351 13th Street in Columbus. They cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps. Only pills and patches are being accepted. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Organizers say this effort is being led by Thalor, as part of her senior project to aid in decreasing the availability of prescription medications and provide environmentally safe drug disposal options.

Participants in this Drug Take Back Day will receive a home disposal kit provided by DisposeRX. The first 50 participants will receive a $5 dollar gift card for their disposal to local businesses, Lucabe Coffee, and Papa’s Deli. The gift certificates have been provided by Johnson Witkemper Insurance Services.