The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday.
As part of the event, ASAP of Anderson is partnering with police departments in Anderson County to provide the community a “safe and convenient option to properly dispose of their medicines,” a press release said. “These events help avoid accidental diversion as well as environmental concerns that some home disposal methods can cause.”
The press release said opioid overdose deaths have increased during the pandemic.
Home medicine lock boxes and other resources will be available to community members at all locations on Saturday, April 24, the press release said.
Also, free Tennessee Save a Life training will be provided from noon to 2 p.m. at the Corner Drug Store in Rocky Top at 414 South Main Street, the release said.
“This important training provides information about how to obtain and administer the lifesaving opioid overdose reversal drug, Naloxone,” the press release said.
The Take-Back Day event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at these locations:
- Clinton Police Department—125 West Broad Street, Clinton
- Norris Police Department—9 West Circle Road, Norris
- Oak Ridge Police Department—200 South Tulane Avenue, Oak Ridge
- Oliver Springs Police Department—701 Main Street, Oliver Springs
- Rocky Top Police Department—104 Lawson Street, Rocky Top
For more information, call ASAP of Anderson at (865) 457-3007 or visit www.ASAPofAnderson.org.