Monthly Archives: April 2014

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS AND TEENS

teens exchanging drugsTeens feel that prescription drugs are “safer to use” than street drugs since they’re prescribed by a physician. Teens state that they are “easier to get than beer” because they are in family and friends medicine cabinets. Dispose of your expired/unused prescriptions – go to Gilpin County Sheriff website and click on Drug Take Back Day for more info .

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DRUG FACTS – NAT’L PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY

In 2012, more than twice as many people in Colorado died from accidental poisoning due to opioid analgesics (i.e. morphine, oxycodone) than from drunk-driving related fatalities. Get rid of unwanted/expired prescription drugs – click www.gilpincountysheriff.com to find out how.

NAT’L PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY

Yearly deaths in Colorado due to drug-related poisoning more than doubled from 2000 to  2012. Safely dispose of unused/expired prescription drugs. Click here for more info.

NATIONAL PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY

On 4/26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Gilpin Sheriff’s Office  will participate in the Prescription Drug Take-Back Day and will be accepting unused and expired prescription drugs for disposal. We want to help you keep your family safe so bring your unwanted prescription drugs to 2960 Dory Hill Rd. This service is free and anonymous.  Only pills or patches will be accepted  no liquids, needles or sharps.