Fall Take Back Results!
On behalf of AHM Youth & Family Services and Connecticut State Police I would like to thank the members of our community who participated in the recent National Take Back Day event at RHAM High School. This important initiative aimed to promote the safe disposal of prescription and over-the-counter medications with 168 lbs being collected.
Improperly disposing of prescription medications, such as throwing them away in the trash or flushing them down the toilet, can have devastating environmental impacts. These substances can contaminate our water supply and harm the delicate balance of our ecosystems. National Take Back Day plays a crucial role in preventing these environmental hazards while also addressing public health concerns, such as the misuse and abuse of prescription drugs.
AHM would also like to express gratitude to all the volunteers from the AHM Coalition for a Healthy & Empowered Community, AHM SOAR Youth Leadership Group, UCONN School of Pharmacy, local law enforcement officers, and school staff who worked to make this event possible.
We encourage everyone to remain vigilant in safely disposing of medications throughout the year with AHM’s next Take Back Event will be in April. Residents can also dispose of medications throughout the year at the Hebron Resident Trooper’s office located at the Hebron Fire Station.
Once again, thank you to everyone for their participation and dedication to making our little part of the world a safer and more environmentally responsible place.