Upcoming Coalition Meetings
|Dec 19||Ela Coalition Dec 19 Meeting|
|10:00am - 11:00 AM|
Americans turn out in droves for the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
Last Saturday citizens turned in 647,211 pounds (324 tons) of expired and unwanted medications for safe and proper disposal at the 4,114 take-back sites that were available in all 50 states
Prescription narcotics, also known as narcotic analgesics or opioids are of the most used and abused medicines today. It is estimated that almost 30 million people in the US have used prescription pain relievers non-medically in their lifetime and of those, 1.5 million people are dependent on or abuse them.
Next Meeting is coming up!
Every month on the 3rd Monday the Coalition meets in Lake Zurich to discuss current news and develop new strategies for getting information out there for our youth.