UW-Parkside to host drug take-back day

Published: April 22, 2022

SOMERS, Wis. - The University of Wisconsin-Parkside and its campus Police Department will participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on April 30. UW-Parkside will serve as a collection site for Kenosha County residents to visit and take part in NARCAN training and prescription drug disposal and learn more about local behavioral health resources and services.

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible way of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the public on the potential abuse of medications. The UW-Parkside Police Department will be one of five locations available for drop-off on April 30. Other locations include Kenosha Human Development Services, Kenosha County Center, the Twin Lakes Police Department, as well as the Pleasant Prairie Police Department.

Residents who plan to participate are asked to bring prescriptions (controlled or non-controlled) and over-the-counter medications; ointments, patches, inhalers, non-aerosol sprays, creams, vials, and pet medications; as well as any vape pens or other e-cigarette devices (with the batteries removed) to a collection site for disposal.

To learn more about National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day and to find a collection site near you, visit: https://www.dea.gov/takebackday#psas

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is committed to high-quality educational programs, creative and scholarly activities, and services responsive to its diverse student population, and its local, national, and global communities. We are a dynamic learning community grounded in academic excellence and focused on student success, diversity, inclusion, and community engagement. The campus serves as a premier comprehensive public institution and a destination of choice, serving as a focal point of local, regional, and global progress. 

Media contact:

Laura Gleason
Communications Manager
University of Wisconsin-Parkside


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