On April 30th, 2016 between 10 AM and 1 PM, five locations will be available for residents of Sheboygan County to participate in the statewide Drug Take Back campaign.
As part of the “Dose of Reality” campaign to reduce prescription drug abuse, Healthy Sheboygan County 2020 has organized sites to collect prescription medications.
Deaths and hospitalizations from overdoses are increasing, and four out of five heroin addicts start by abusing prescription painkillers. In the words of Attorney General Brad Schimel, prescription painkiller abuse is a “public health crisis in Wisconsin.”
The Drug Take Back campaign conducted in Sheboygan County in October of 2016 resulted in approximately 400 pounds of prescription medication being properly destroyed.
The sites for disposing of medication are:
Generations – 1500 Douglas Dr., Plymouth
HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital, 3100 Superior Avenue, Sheboygan
Random Lake Fire Department, 718 Spring St. Random Lake
Oostburg Municipal Building, 1140 Minnesota Avenue, Oostburg
Howards Grove Village Hall, 913 S. Wisconsin Dr., Howards Grove
Participants are asked to cross out any identifying information on bottles along with liquids needing to be in bottles and then placed in plastic bags prior to dropping off at a site.
Area law enforcement agencies still have permanent drug drop sites that can be used year round.