We are all well aware that drug abuse among teens has been a significant and challenging issue. Alcohol and marijuana abuse, for example, are fairly well known by parents. However, teens are also abusing over-the-counter as well as prescription medicines. Our teens are accessing these medicines, not just from their friends, but from their own homes.
Please protect your teens by cleaning out your medicine cabinets/shelves of any unused over-the-counter and prescription medication and discard the medicine appropriately.
Please protect our environment and our teens by disposing your medications at the drop box located at the Douglas County Sherriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office is open every business day from 8 am – 5 pm. You may dispose of this medication in the original container (with the name blacked out) or you may place the medication in a sealable bag. Unfortunately, they are unable to accept liquids, ointments, or syringes.
For more information, please visit stopmedicineabuse.org or drugfree.org. There are many helpful resources available to help parents talk to their teens about the risk of drug abuse. You are the key!
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is located at 1625 8th (Water) Street, Minden, NV 89423.