Home COMMUNITY EVENTS United Way and ETCADA host giveaway of free deterra drug deactivation bags on Oct. 16

United Way and ETCADA host giveaway of free deterra drug deactivation bags on Oct. 16

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The Lamar County United Way and the East Texas Council On Alcoholism And Drug Abuse (ETCADA) will be hosting a FREE Deterra Drug Deactivation Bag give-away at the Lamar County United Way office, 2340 Lamar Avenue (next door to Pickle Printing), on Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 8:00 am until Noon.

Deterra Drug Deactivation Bags are a convenient way to throw away prescription medications. They are an environmentally friendly solution that deactivates the prescription medication making it safe to throw away with the household trash.

More than 60% of people with leftover prescription opioids keep the pills for future use rather than disposing of them, with 1 in 5 reporting they shared their medication with another person. This leads to misuse and addiction.

1 in 6 teens have used prescription drugs in order to get high or change their mood with 73% of teens indicating that it is easy to get prescription drugs from their family or friend’s medicine cabinets.

Come by the Lamar County United Way to pick-up FREE DETERRA Drug Deactivation Bags, vital and useful data specific to Lamar County, and learn how Lamar County United Way and ETCADA can help you and your community because change doesn’t happen alone.

For more information, call the United Way office at 903-784-6642.

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