Roseman University and the South Jordan Police Department Partner to Provide Free Drug Take-Back Event

Roseman University and the South Jordan Police Department Partner to Provide Free Drug Take-Back Event
– Expired or Unused Prescription and Over-the-counter Drugs to Be Collected at Safe Kids Fair –

 SOUTH JORDAN, Utah – February 23, 2017 – Roseman University of Health Sciences Drug Abuse Awareness Team (DAAT) has partnered with the South Jordan Police Department to provide a drug take-back event at the South Jordan Police Department booth at the Safe Kids Fair this Sat., Feb. 25 from 11 am to 3pm.  The Safe Kids Fair is FREE and is being held at the South Towne Exposition Center, 9575 State St, Sandy, UT 84070.

“A drug take-back event provides a safe, convenient and responsible way of disposing of prescription drugs while also educating the public about potential for abuse and misuse of medications,” said Leah Dungca, Roseman University DAAT Drug Take-Back Coordinator.

Did you know that up to 17 percent of prescribed medication goes unused, and if improperly disposed, may contribute to drug diversion and environmental problems?

Teenagers now abuse prescription drugs more than any other illegal drug except for marijuana, and the majority of teens who abuse these drugs get them for free, usually from friends and relatives and often without their knowledge.

Most people don’t realize that water treatment facilities do not test or treat for medications. Because of improper disposal, detectable amounts of discarded medication are showing up in the waterways across the country.

Unused and expired drugs may be dropped off anonymously and with no-questions-asked for safe disposal at the South Jordan Police Department booth. To help curb the misuse and abuse of prescription and over-the-counter drugs, all Safe Kids Fair attendees are encouraged to participate.

What can be brought to the drug take-back event?

Yes – Accepted
Prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, samples, medications for pets, ointments, lotions, liquid medication in glass or leak-proof containers

No – NOT Accepted
Needles (Sharps), thermometers, bloody or infectious waste, medication from businesses or clinics, hydrogen peroxide, aerosol cans, inhalers

If you are unable to attend the drug take-back event on Saturday below are a list of Salt Lake County drop-off locations.

COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS
Cottonwood Heights City Police Department
1265 E. Fort Union Blvd.
Cottonwood Heights, Utah  84047
(801) 944-7100    Hours:  M – F, 8 am to 5 pm

HERRIMAN
Unified Police Department – Herriman
13272 South 5600 West
Herriman, Utah  84096
(801) 302-2080     Hours:  M – F, 8 am to 5 pm

HOLLADAY
Unified Police Department – Holladay
4570 South 2300 East
Holladay, Utah  84117
(801) 270-0426     Hours:  M – F, 8 am to 5 pm

KEARNS
Unified Police Department – Kearns
4250 West 5415 South
Kearns, Utah  84118
(801) 967-4420     Hours:  M – F, 8 am to 5 pm

MAGNA
Unified Police Department – Magna
8537 West 2700 South
Magna, Utah  84044         (Best to call first)
(801) 250-1474     Hours:  M – F, 8 am to 5 pm

MIDVALE
Unified Police Department – Midvale
7912 South Main Street
Midvale, Utah  84047
(801) 256-2500     Hours:  M – F, 8 am to 5 pm

MILLCREEK
Unified Police Department – Millcreek
1580 East 3900 South, Suite 100
Salt Lake City, Utah  84124
(801) 272-5225     Hours:  M – F, 8 am to 5 pm

MURRAY
Murray City Police Department
5025 South State Street
Murray, Utah  84107
(801) 264-2674     Hours:  M – F, 8 am to 5 pm

SALT LAKE CITY
Salt Lake City Police Department
1040 West 700 South
Salt Lake City, Utah
(801) 799-4601     Hours:  M – F, 8 am to 7 pm

Salt Lake City Police Department
315 East 200 South
Salt Lake City, Utah
(801) 799-3000     Hours:  M – F, 7 am to 7 pm

SANDY
Sandy City Police Department
10000 S. Centennial Parkway
Sandy, Utah  84070
(801) 568-7100     Hours:  M – F, 8 am to 5 pm

SOUTH JORDAN
South Jordan Police Department
1600 West Towne Center Drive
South Jordan, Utah  84095
(801) 254-4708     Hours:  M – F, 8 am to 5 pm

SOUTH SALT LAKE
South Salt Lake Police Department
2835 S. Main Street
South Salt Lake, Utah  84115
(801) 412-3630     Hours:  M – F, 8 am to 5 pm

TAYLORSVILLE
Taylorsville Police Department
2600 W. Taylorsville Blvd. (5320 South)
Taylorsville, Utah  84118
(801) 955-2064     Hours:  M – F, 8 am to 5 pm

About Roseman University of Health Sciences

Founded in Henderson, Nevada in 1999, Roseman University of Health Sciences is a private, non-profit institution of higher learning with campuses in Henderson, Summerlin and South Jordan, Utah. The University is comprised of the College of Dental Medicine, offering an Advanced Education in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics/MBA residency, Doctor of Dental Medicine program and an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency program; College of Pharmacy, offering a Doctor of Pharmacy and Professional Continuing Education; College of Nursing, offering a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing; and an MBA program. Roseman University is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

About Drug Abuse Awareness Team (DAAT)

Drug Abuse Awareness Team (DAAT) is a student organization dedicated to educating the youth about the abuse/misuse of prescription and nonprescription drugs and the dangers of drug addiction. DAAT’s present commitments are to work in cooperation with the various schools to deliver our message.

 

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