Who: KSAAT & Local Law Enforcement Agencies
What: Drug Take Back Day
When: Saturday, April 27, 2019 10 AM – 2 PM
Pounds collected: 138.08 pounds of unused, unwanted and expired medication
Knox County, OH – Saturday, April 27, 2019, Knox County participated in the National Drug Take Back Day. We are thankful to announce were able to collect 138.08 pounds of unused, unwanted and expired medication. This year also brought in quite a few liquids, patches and inhalants.
Specifically, 74 lbs. were collected in Mount Vernon at the Knox County Health Department and new location Knox Community Hospital Medical Pavilion, 31.08 lbs. were collected at Centerburg Foster’s Pharmacy, 16 lbs. were collected at the Danville Police Department and 17 lbs. were collected at the Fredericktown Police Department.
KSAAT would like to thank the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, Fredericktown Police Department, Danville Police Department and the Mount Vernon Police Department for leading each drop-off location as well as all of the KSAAT and Teen Advisory Council (TAC) volunteers that donated their time to make this event a success.
The next county-wide drug take back day will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2019. However, you can always anonymously drop off your medications at our three 24/7 drop-boxes. These drop-boxes are located at the Mount Vernon Police Department, Fredericktown Police Department and the Knox County Sheriff’s Office. Please do not dispose of liquids, inhalers, or illegals in these drop-boxes.
KSAAT thanks all of you for cleaning out your medicine cabinets to make Knox County safer! Unite in our Fight!
The Knox Substance Abuse Action Team (KSAAT) and the Teen Advisory Council (TAC) premiered the production of “Be a Parent, Not a Friend” Wednesday, April 24 at the Woodward Opera House, Recital Hall. The meeting welcomed nearly sixty community members, parents, educators and KSAAT members.
"Be a Parent, Not a Friend" is a vision of the Teen Advisory Council (TAC). TAC students
identified alcohol abuse a problem of practice among their peers. With this knowledge they created characters and wrote a script. TAC students participated in lead roles, supporting cast as well as assisted with the production and direction of this PSA.
The event concluded a discussion about underage drinking in Knox County and parent resources to address the problem of practice.
There are two sides to every story. There is a beginning, and there is an end. Both Sides tells the stories of substance use disorder and recovery from both sides: prevention and treatment.