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Medication Safety Program

Very often unused prescription medications find their way into the wrong hands. Prevent substance misuse before it starts by practicing safe use, safe storage, and safe disposal. This medication safety project is funded by a SAMHSA grant T108178 and created in collaboration with the WNY Prevention Resource Center and the NYS Office of Addiction Services and Supports, OASAS.

FREE and 




Liquids and sharps (needles) will not be


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Find a Drop Box in Your Area

Substance misuse prevention coalitions are present in many of our local communities across the WNY Region.  They provide an array of resources and support to address prevention needs as well as he promotion of healthy and strong communities.  For more information on resources within your community or becoming a member of a coalition in your area see below:



Cattaraugus County

Coalition 1

Chautauqua County

Hope Chautauqua Coalition - click here to see more

Genesee County

Niagara County

Orleans County

Permanent Rx Drop Box Sites

Use the map below to find an RX dropbox near you.

National Drug Take Back Day

April 24, 2021 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health
issue. According to the 2020 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.7 million people
misused prescription pain relievers, 4.9 million people misused prescription stimulants, and
5.9 million people misused prescription tranquilizers or sedatives in 2019. The survey also
showed that a majority of misused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends,
often from the home medicine cabinet.

Results from October 19th, 2020

National Take Back

Total Law Enforcement Participation


Total Collection Sites


Total Weight* Collected

985,392 lbs.

(492.7 tons)

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