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.
Liquids and sharps (needles) will not be
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:
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