The final counts are in for the RX Take Back Day… A total of 1,000 participants from Clark County, and 2,025 lbs of pills. That’s over a
ton of pills!
In Battle Ground, over 122 cars came to the Battle Ground Police Department. The oldest prescription was from 1989!
Here's why this matters! In his weekly address at the White House, President Obama stated, “ More Americans now die every year from drug overdoses than they do in car crashes. And most of those deaths aren't due to drugs like cocaine or heroin - but rather prescription drugs. In 2013 alone, overdoses from prescription pain medications killed more than 16,000 Americans. And most young people who begin misusing prescription drugs don't buy them in some dark alley - they get them from the medicine cabinet." “
Locally, the 2014 Washington State Healthy Survey found that 6% of high school seniors admitted misusing prescription drugs. Most teens get prescription drugs from friends and relatives, sometimes without the person knowing.
We were so excited to see close to 500 of our neighbors at Kiwanis Park. Special thanks to all of our partners!
Battle Ground Police Department
City of Battle Ground
Fire District #3 - Safe House and CPR Training
Camp Hope of Southwest Washington
Clark County Sheriff Department
Clark County Public Health - Safe Kids Info
BG Rose Festival Princesses - Face Painting
Kim Witherspoon Zumba
Molina Health Care
NW Rock Academy - Youth Rock Band
North County Food Bank/BG Parks & Rec
Prevent! Clark County
Prevent Together - Fun, games and prizes
Rock Solid Teen Center
Safeway - Healthy Snacks Give Aways
YSPP (Youth Suicide Prevention Program
Looking forward to next year.
SAVE THE DATE! Tuesday, August 1, 2017