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Two men stand outside under a tent in back of cardboard boxes. They are wearing masks.

Lebanon Pulls Together

On Saturday October 21st Josh Mountz, Compass Mark Prevention Specialist, joined Chief Todd Breiner from the Lebanon City Police for the DEA’s National Drug Take Back Day.  The event is dedicated to collecting unused or expired medication to make sure that they do not get into the wrong hands.  Pennsylvania Youth Survey data states that approximately 40% of young people who misuse prescription drugs take them from a friend or family member.

Properly disposing of medication is a great way to help prevent adolescents from experimenting with substances!  After the medications were collected in boxes, they will be taken to the DEA where the boxes will be destroyed.  This year’s event was a smashing success!  The event garnered 9 full boxes of medication which weighed in at 181.3 pounds!  That’s a lot of medication that will now be disposed of properly!

Lebanon Pulls Together

An outside sign on a sidewalk says, "Got Drugs?" with tablets and pills.

Lebanon Pulls Together

10 carboard boxes are stacked on a sidewalk

Lebanon Pulls Together

A sign outside on a sidewalk says "Don't Be the Dealer" with images of prescription medications.

  1. November 18, 2020

    Good Morning, I’m in long term recovery and wanted to tell you that I saw the movie “the Cross & the Switchblade” at the age of 12, 1962. This was part of Teen Challenges PR campaign when they moved to Rehrersburg. It was effective. I used many substances in my 20 years of active using but never used a needle. I’m a member of the Lebanon Valley Area of NA. I applaud your efforts. Where is the collection taking place? Thanks.

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