OVERVIEW: Rx Disposal Sites

Commit to a Prescription Drug Safety Plan


have abused prescription drugs.

OVER 50%

got them free from friends or family.

The misuse of prescription drugs is second only to marijuana as the nation’s most prevalent drug problem. Properly dispose of expired and unused medications. Make a commitment to keeping our homes and communities safe. It's easy. If you do just one thing, commit to safely disposing of your prescription drugs.

Ventura County Sheriff's Office - Unused/Expired Prescription Medication Bin Collection Totals - First Half of 2014

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office collected 2,830.3 pounds of unused/expired medications through the first six months of 2014. During 2013, they collected a total of 5,288.2 pounds of unused medication.

What You Can Do

  • Commit to safely disposing of your prescription drugs
  • Get the facts on Rx & OTC drug abuse
  • Dispel the myth that Rx drugs are safe to abuse
  • Know the signs and symptoms of drug use
  • Monitor and secure all medications

Disposal Bin Locations

Call your local police department for safe, confidential drop-off bins

Here are a few locations throughout the County.

To Learn More

What You Need to Know about Rx Abuse & Heroin.

See PEERx: Teen Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention website, an online educational initiative to discourage abuse of prescription drugs among teens. This is a helpful and easy to read site for your teens and helps to start the dialogue about drug abuse.

Rx & Heroin Abuse: Ventura County RESPONDS

Rx Disposal Handout
> Click here to see it.

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