Drug Take-Back Day set Oct. 28

SALEM — The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, sponsored by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, will be held in communities across America, including Columbiana County, to raise awareness about the dangers of prescription drug abuse.

Locally, area residents will have an opportunity to drop off their unused, unwanted or expired medications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 28 at two locations:

East Liverpool: East Liverpool City Hospital, main entrance, 425 W. Fifth St.

Salem: Salem Regional Medical Center Professional Services Building, 2094 E. State St. (across from Salem Regional Medical Center).

How to participate

Area residents will remain in their cars and hand off the unwanted medications to local law enforcement officers who will be the only staff handling the medications. No requests for identification will be asked.

Unwanted capsules or tablets may be kept in their original containers or removed from the original container and remove any personal identifying information from the prescription label.

This one-day medication collection effort is being sponsored by the Alcohol Drug Abuse Prevention Team (330-424-0531), Columbiana County Drug Task Force (330-424-0309) and local law enforcement jurisdictions, Columbiana County Health Department (330- 424-0272), Columbiana County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board (330-424-0195), East Liverpool City Health Department (330-385-7900), Family Recovery Center (330-424-1468), East Liverpool City Hospital (330-385-7200), Salem City Health Department (330-332-1618), Salem Regional Medical Center (330-332-7152), and Heritage-WTI. These organizations are collaborating on this county-wide event to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from people’s homes.

Columbiana County residents can also visit the following locations, open 24/7, to dispose of unwanted medications in a locked medication drop-off box at these police departments, no questions asked:

Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office, 8473 County Home Road, Lisbon

Columbiana Police Department, 28 S. Vine St., Columbiana

East Liverpool Police Department, 126 W. Sixth St., East Liverpool

East Palestine Police Department, 75 E. Main St., East Palestine

Leetonia Police Department, 300 Main St., Leetonia

Lisbon Police Department, 203 N. Market St., Lisbon

Salem Police Department, 231 S. Broadway Ave., Salem