Evart Family Practice hosting Drug Take Back event Sept. 21

Over the counter and prescription medication, liquids, ointments, inhalers, needles, pet medications and more are accepted during this free take-back event. 

Over the counter and prescription medication, liquids, ointments, inhalers, needles, pet medications and more are accepted during this free take-back event. 

EVART — Everyone is encouraged to clean out their medicine cabinets and take advantage of a free drug take back event Wednesday, Sept. 21, in Evart.

Unused and unwanted items may be dropped off 2-5 p.m. at Spectrum Health Evart Family Practice, 5991 95th Ave., Evart. Items accepted include over the counter and prescription medication, liquids, ointments, inhalers, needles and pet medications. Full needle containers can be exchanged for empty containers while supplies last.

Naxolone (Narcan) will also be available free to community members after education about the overdose prevention medication is received. Naxolone quickly restores normal breathing to someone who may be suffering a life-threatening accidental overdose from prescription and other opioids.

This free and anonymous public service is sponsored by Spectrum Health Big Rapids and Reed City hospitals, Ten 16 Recovery Network, Mid-State Health Network and the Mecosta Osceola Substance Awareness Coalition.

The United States Drug Enforcement Agency advises the public not to flush medications down the toilet or throw them in the trash because doing so poses potential safety and health hazards.

For more information, call 231-592-4204.