Police in communities across Ontario recognize prescription drug abuse can lead to increases in a wide spectrum of violent acts and property crimes. We support this excellent initiative as another way to reduce this threat to public safety in a secure manner.
In association with the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police Substance Abuse Committee, the City of Kawartha Lakes Paramedic Service, Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit, Kawartha Crime Stoppers, Safe Communities of the City of Kawartha Lakes, Remedy’s Rx and Castle keep Retirement Inc., we will be hosting a collection location for Prescription Drug Drop Off Day on Friday May 16, 2014 at the “Paramedics In The Park” event at Victoria Park between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Citizens wishing to dispose of outdated, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs may do so anonymously at the location nearest them usually without having to get out of their vehicles. A “Drive Through” location will be available at the north east corner of the park situated at Victoria Avenue and Peel Street in Lindsay.
Recent studies indicate 24 per cent of teens reported misusing prescription medications at least once within the previous year. Most of the teens took the medication from their family home.
By working together to reduce the availability of these medications, we are hoping to keep your youth safe.