Get rid of unwanted pills safely throughout Coulee Region

UNDATED (WKBT) – You can get rid of unwanted medications during Saturday’s Drug Take Back Day.

9.7 million people across the U-S misused prescription pain relievers in 2019, according to a national survey.

The majority of those came from family or friends, often the home medicine cabinet.

“Here’s the responsible way to dispose of it and to get rid of it. And in doing that, you’re doing your part to lessen substance abuse,” said La Crosse Police Department Shawn Kudron.

There are events set in La Crosse, Monroe, Trempealeau, Jackson, Crawford and Eau Claire Counties.

La Crosse
Health and Human Services Building
300 4th St N.
9 a.m. to Noon

Hometown Pharmacy
16812 S. Main St.
8:30 a.m. to Noon

Monroe Co.
Solid Waste Management
20448 Junco Rd.
8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Black River Falls
Highway Dept.
115 Harrison St.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Crawford Co.
Highway Dept.
21515 Wis. Highway 27
10 a.m to 2 p.m.

Eau Claire
Marshfield Medical Ctr.
2116 Craig Rd.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

More events and drop boxes can be found here.

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