Prescription take-back event set for Nov. 13

Drug Take-Back set for Nov. 13. Photo provided.

Bryan County Coalition

With the alarming rate of unintentional substance abuse deaths in Oklahoma, there is a need for substantial prevention efforts. Bryan County Substance Abuse Task Force has made it a mission to reduce those numbers by combating the opioid epidemic and adult binge drinking in Bryan County.

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In an effort to prevent substance abuse within our communities and protect our environment, Bryan County Substance Abuse Task Force is hosting a Prescription Take-Back Event in Calera. The date of the event is Nov. 13 and it will be held at the Urgent Care-Family Care of Calera, 213 East Main St. in Calera from 12-4 p.m. This event will allow community members to dispose of unwanted, unused or expired prescription drugs without any questions or judgment.

Syringes, liquids, inhalers or illicit drugs cannot be accepted. Proper disposal of unused prescriptions can save lives so please make every effort to attend this event.

In the meantime, please lock up your medications.  If you do not have a lock box, please contact the Task Force as we can provide local residents with a lock box free of charge. Bryan County also has permanent take-back box locations and they are as follows: Bryan County Sheriff’s Office, Durant Police Department, Choctaw Nation Public Safety, Calera Police Department, and Southeastern Oklahoma State University Campus Police.

For more details about this event or to find out how you can prevent substance abuse in your community, please e-mail us at or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn

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