Prevention

You too can #StopDrugAbuse In Fond du Lac county

DFC and Fond du Lac County law enforcement agencies are asking residents to zip through their medicine cabinets and zip down to their local drug drop box and empty their pills into a zip-lock bag and deposit the drus for disposal. Fond du Lac County residents are fortunate to have a way to properly dispose of medications. There are 12 drug drop locations throughout the county and are available to all city and county residents to bring their old, expired or no longer needed prescription medications for disposal year round. Since opening the first drug drop box in the State of Wisconsin at the City of Fond du Lac Police Department the county has collected more than 19 million pills.

A drug drop off program like this helps dispose of drugs that are no longer needed in a safe way, preventing accidental overuse or abuse. This is a great convenience for the people of Fond du Lac County as they don’t have to wait for a yearly collection to drop off their medications,” Chief Lukoski, Ripon Police Department stated.

Each of us can make a difference by taking responsibility for monitoring our medicine cabinets, taking medication as prescribed, not sharing and using the Drug Drop box for safe disposal, commented Chief Heeringa, Waupun Police Department.

Drug/substance use prevention is a process that aims to prevent the onset of drug/substance use. Drug Free Communities of Fond du Lac County works toward "environmental prevention" focusing on changing community conditions or policies that decrease the availability, attractiveness and acceptance of substance abuse as well as reducing the demand.

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