October 24th, 2020
LowCountry Alliance for Healthy Youth (LCAHY) and the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office worked together during Rx Take Back Day. The event was held at the Beaufort County Government building in Bluffton, SC. Community members returned their unused medications to law enforcement at the drop-off site. Meanwhile, Teens for Healthy Youth members and their advisors distributed LCAHY’s Rx Fact Cards, Medication Safety Checklist, and the THY informational brochure. LCAHY’s Rx Fact card listed local year-long drop off locations. THY and BCSO reported 60 cars dropped off medications during the event and 35.8 pounds of medications were collected. Rx Take Back day is a strategy within LCAHY’s 12-Month Action Plan, which includes reducing youth access to medicines not prescribed to them. LCAHY and BCSO look forward to working together during future Take Back Day events.