Jul 5, 2018

What's that green MedDrop box in the Humboldt County Courthouse?

Wondering why this box is placed at the 4th street entrance of the Humboldt County Courthouse?

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office and RX Safe Humboldt will officially launch an anti-opioid campaign tomorrow with a ribbon cutting of this new medication disposal bin.

(Photo from the official launch July 6, courtesy HCSO)

According to a HCSO Press Release, "Eighty percent of heroin users begin their addiction with prescription drugs. Prescription opioids and heroin are chemically similar and can produce a similar high. Many people who misuse opioids get them from a friend or relative. The community can help curb addiction at the source by discarding unused, expired or unwanted prescriptions properly.   Please join us in protecting the next generation from a lifetime of addiction. "

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