Southwest Counseling Reminds You to Safely Dispose of Your Medications

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Do you have unused painkillers in your medicine cabinet?

Getting rid of these prescriptions in a safe manner helps prevent others from obtaining them and becoming addicted.

Opioids like OxyContin or Percocet are especially dangerous for overdose.

Here are some resources available to the community for FREE from Southwest Counseling ServiceSweetwater Prevention Coalition, the City of Rock Springs, and the City of Green River.

Medication Drop Boxes

Currently, there are two medication drop box locations. One is located at the Rock Springs Police Department and the other is at the Green River Police Department. Another drop box location will be announced soon. Bring any unused or unwanted medication and drop them in the locked boxit is that simple! The drop boxes help get unused medication out of the environment to prevention misuse.

Deterra Drug Deactivation System

Deterra Drug Deactivation System is the most effective way to keep drugs out of our environment. It is a simple 3-step process that deactivates drugs and makes them unavailable for misuse. Each Deterra pouch contains a water-soluble inner pod that contains an activated carbon. Once the drugs are placed in the pouch, warm water is added which dissolves the inner pod releasing the activated carbon. Once the carbon is absorbed it will deactivate any organic medications, including opioids. Deterra works on pills, patches, and liquids.

If you would like to know more about the resources available or would like to get involved in the Sweetwater County Prevention Coalition, please contact Dani or Megan at Southwest Counseling Service at (307) 352-6677.



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