Jefferson College Student Nurses Association Assist with Drug Take-Back Event

Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 8:00am

On Saturday April 30, 2016 the Jefferson College of Health Sciences Student Nurses’ Association assisted with the prescription “Drug Take-Back Event“ at the Berglund Center.

There were a total of nine drug take back locations across the Roanoke Valley coordinated by the Roanoke Area Youth Substance Abuse Coalition (RAYSAC), Western Virginia Water Authority, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Attorney’s Office Western
District, and several local law enforcement agencies. The Berglund Center alone collected 15 large bags of discarded medications on Saturday. In the fall, all of the combined take-back sites collected over 8,000 pounds of medications. Drug  take-back events help to keep our valley’s waterways clean and keeps unsecured medications out of the hands of children and teens.