Prescription drug abuse is something we all should be aware of. Often it starts in the home with teenagers stealing unused medications from the family medicine cabinet.
In just 5 steps you will accept the "Medicine Chest Challenge" and do some good Fall cleaning.
1. Take an inventory of your prescription and over-the-counter medicine.
2. Secure your medicine chest.
3. Safely dispose of your unused, unwanted and expired medicine.
4. Take your medicine exactly as prescribed.
5. Talk to your children about the dangers of prescription drug abuse...they will listen.
Unwanted and outdated prescription drugs can be safely dropped off in a collection box in the lobby of the Police Department to be properly disposed of. The lobby is open from
8am - 4pm Monday thru Friday and the collection box look like a white mailbox in the corner of the lobby. NO needles, liquids or vitamins of any kind can be put in this box. This box is emptied by the Northern Kentucky Drug Strike Force and they must identify the drug for proper disposal. Therefore, we ask that you leave the label on the medication. If you want to mark out your name or tear the top part of the label off with your information, that is OK but not necessary, as the only ones with access to the drugs are law enforcement personnel. Last year Northern Kentuckians safely disposed of over half a ton of medication through these disposal boxes located in various police departments throughout Campbell, Kenton and Boone Counties.