Exercising precautions with prescription drugs is always the best plan, and we desire to help residents understand the importance of using medication as prescribed, storing it properly, and disposing of it safely. That’s what SAFE CITRUS is all about. By practicing Safe Use, Safe Storage, and Safe Disposal, it will help to prevent trips to the emergency room for both adverse reactions, and unintentional poisonings and overdoses.
To download our SAFE CITRUS guide which teaches about Safe Use, Safe Storage, and Safe Disposal best practices, click here now.
The Anti-Drug Coalition of Citrus County distributes Safe Disposal Bags and Packets, using the following products: Deterra, and Dispose RX. These two methods are "use at home" methods of deactivating medications safely and environmentally friendly. We normally distribute bags to local organizations and agencies such as behavioral health providers, physician's offices, Citrus County Health Dept., Citrus County Sheriff's Office, and more. If you are interested in utilizing these products, please contact us directly at 352-601-6620.
DRUG TAKE BACK EVENTS:
The Anti-Drug Coalition is proud to be a part of the Drug Take Back efforts under the Citrus County Sheriff's Office, along with other community partners. Twice a year in April and October, the Sheriff's Office provides an opportunity for residents to drop off medication at local Wal-Mart stores in the area. Through this effort, the coalition provides safe disposal products at these events.