National Prescription Take Back Day

Melanie Blasko, Pres. & CEO
Phone: 440.255.0678
Fax: 440.255.6348
Alternate: Lillian Kingston, Development Officer
Phone: 440.205.2671

National Prescription Take Back Day

Date: October 28th, 2023
Location: Nationwide Visit for a collection site near you.

Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers is proud to announce its support of National Prescription Take Back Day, a critical event that underscores the nation’s commitment to addressing the opioid crisis and promoting drug safety and disposal.

With the opioid epidemic continuing to affect communities across the United States, National Prescription Take Back Day serves as a vital step in the path to recovery, by providing a safe and responsible means for individuals to dispose of prescription drugs. On October 27th, Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers will be giving out free Deterra bags to help fight the opioid crisis from 9a.m. – 4p.m. at the following locations:

9083 Mentor Ave,
Mentor, OH 44060134 S. St. Clair,

134 S. St. Clair,
Painesville, OH 44077

209 Center Street, Unit E,
Chardon, OH 44024

Derterra bags offers a convenient way for people to dispose of prescription medications they no longer need. This promotes environmental responsibility by ensuring proper disposal of medications. Additionally, it encourages community engagement, with communities’ nationwide coming together to support recovery efforts and raise awareness about the opioid crisis.

“National Prescription Take Back Day is a critical component of the broader strategy to address the opioid crisis, which affects individuals and families from all walks of life. By participating in this event, individuals can contribute to the well-being of their communities and support those on the path to recovery,” said Melanie Blasko, President and CEO of Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers.

Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers provides a wide range of services for adults whose lives have been affected by their own or another’s use of alcohol or other drugs, by problem gambling or by mental illness. At every level from prevention to residential recovery services, we offer a message of hope to individuals, families, and the entire community.

Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers is a private, nonprofit agency providing continuous service to the community since 1971. Services at Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers are made possible due to the generous support of the Lake County ADAMHS Board, the Geauga Board of MHRS, and United Way of Lake & Geauga Counties.