West Michigan
Take Back Meds
Safe Medication
Disposal Toolkit

Toolkit contains the following information:

Brochure & Flyers

brochure

Power Point Presentation

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The power point slides can be used by anyone to educate themselves or others about why the community should be concerned about proper medication disposal, where medications can be taken, and how medications should be prepared for disposal.

Video

This 5 minute video discusses why the community should be concerned about proper medication disposal, where medications can be taken, and how medications should be prepared for disposal.




Newsletter Article

This document can be reproduced in your organization's newsletter. We ask that you remember to site the original source.

For information on local collection sites, visit www.wmtakebackmeds.org. Certain restrictions may apply at any of the drop off locations. Call the drop off site you plan to use for more information on what items are accepted.


Resources

Pharmaceutical Website Links

Pharmaceuticals in the Environment

Environmental Protection Agency Information

Alliance for the Great Lakes

Pharmaceuticals & Personal Care Product

Environmental Health Perspectives: Drugs in the Environment

The Truth About Unwanted Medication - Video

Waste Water Treatment information

Pharmaceutical Abuse & Prevention

Addictions & Recovery - Help Guide

National Council On Patient Information and Education

National Drug Policy and Prevention

Drug Abuse Information DARE

Prescription and Over-The-Counter Drug Abuse

National Institute on Drug Abuse

DEA Demand Reduction

Prescription Drug Abuse in Teens: Teen Rehab Center

Partnership for a Drug Free America - Drugs by Name

Good Medicine, Bad Behavior: Drug Diversion in America

Local Law Enforcement Agencies with drop-off boxes

Cedar Springs

East Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids

Grandville

City of Holland

Kent County Sheriff’s Department

Kentwood

Lowell

Rockford

Sparta

Wyoming

Pharmacy Links

Family Fare

CVS