The opioid epidemic is real and the fight to combat opioid addiction continues. Review this information on the dangers, signs of dependence and overdose, questions to ask before taking opioid medications.
The City of Montevallo has a prescription drug disposal unit in the lobby of City Hall, located at 541 Main Street. Bring all unused, expired medications and drop them in the box during business hours, Monday – Friday 8:00 – 4:30. It is important to eliminate the risk of misuse by ensuring the medication does not reach the wrong hands.
Impact Montevallo also partners with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office for National Prescription Take-Back Days in April and October setting up locations in the city in which medications can be dropped off in a secure location.
Secure, Monitor and Dispose! These are simple and easy ways to ensure medications will not be abused in your home. Share this information on your social media outlets to remind people of the simple things they can do to save a life and prevent addiction and overdose.
You can save a life by simply locking and securing your prescriptions to keep them out of the wrong hands. Start conversations and set expectations for your teens. Talking to all family members is the importance of securing prescriptions.