AIDB Partners with Local Agency to Provide Safe Drug Disposal
AIDB employees and local community members who are looking to dispose of excess or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications can now visit a safe and secure permanent drop off location in the Senior Services office located in the AIB building.
AIDB has partnered with the Agency for Substance Abuse Prevention to establish a permanent MedReturn drug collection program in order to reduce the supply of drugs that can potentially harm teens and adults. Properly disposing of excess drugs is everyone’s responsibility as a matter of public safety. More than 70% of young people abusing prescription pain relievers get them through friends or family, a statistic that includes raiding the family medicine cabinet. Now, AIDB employees won’t have to wait for a specific drug take-back day to clean out their medicine cabinets.
The collection site is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm. Drugs can be placed in the locked, steel box with no questions asked. The box will be emptied, and the contents incinerated, by the Talladega County Drug Task Force.
Pictured L to R:
Captain Jason Blankenship Iesha Beard, Agency for Substance Abuse Prevention Seyram Selase, Agency for Substance Abuse Prevention Chief Josh Tubbs Deputy Jimmy Medley, School Resource Officer Tim Ragland, Mayor of Talladega Trisha Anderson, Agency for Substance Abuse Prevention Dr. Horace Patterson, Director of AIDB Senior Services and City of Talladega Councilman