Drug Take Back Program
The Butler County Sheriff Department, BC Drug Free Community Coalition, and Butler County Cooperative Extension Service have teamed up to collect any potentially dangerous or unwanted Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products (PPCPs). PPCPs include prescription and over the-counter drugs, vet drugs, fragrances, cosmetics, sun screen products, diagnostic agents, and nutraceuticals (such as vitamins). Help protect your family, community and environment by bringing in your unwanted/unused PPCPs to the Butler County Courthouse on Saturday, October 26, 2013, from 10am -2pm.
At present, there are more overdose deaths in the state than traffic fatalities. A report released this month by Trust for America's Health underlines the prescription drug abuse epidemic with a staggering statistic: Kentucky has the third-highest rate of fatal overdoses – the vast majority from prescription pills – in the United States. However, the report also recognizes Kentucky for its prescription drug abuse prevention efforts. The state achieved a score of nine, on a scale of zero to 10, for its strategies to help curb the epidemic.
Sponsored by: Butler County Sheriff Department, Scottie Ward