MedDrop Sunday

Prevent Prescription Painkiller Abuse and Overdose in Dane County

MedDrop Sunday
June 19th, 2022

Join the African American Opioid Coalition and Safe Communities for MedDrop Sunday.

Locations

Fountain of Life Church I 633 W Badger Pd © 10:00am
SS Morris Community AME Church I 3511 Milwaukee St © 10:30am
Mt. Zion Baptist Church I 2019 Fisher St @ 10:45am
Second Baptist Church (Drive-Up) I 4303 Britta Parkway © 11:00am
St. Paul AME Church I 4525 Diamond Drive © 11:00am

For more MedDrop locations visit the Safe Communities website at https://safercommunitv.net/, then click on the events tab, or call us at 608.441.3060

FREE LOCK BOXES AVAILABLE. SAFELY STORE YOUR MEDICATIONS AT HOME!

Bring; Prescription (controlled and non-controlled) and over-the-counter medications, ointments, patches, non-aerosol sprays, inhalers, creams, vials and pet medications. Leave medications in original pharmacy containers and remove the label or cross off personal information, or remove medications from pharmacy containers and place in a ziplock bag. Do Not Bring: Illegal drugs, needles/sharps, aerosol cans, bio-hazardous materials (anything containing a bodily fluid or blood), mercury thermometers, personal care products (shampoo, soaps, lotions, sunscreens, etc.), household hazardous waste (paint, pesticides, oil, gas).

For more information, contact Ms. Charlie Daniel at 608.577.8885 or cdaniel@safercommunity.net

International Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Dose of reality, drug take back day poster

Drug Take Back Event Canceled due to weather. Please visit one of our MedDrop sites to dispose of prescription medicine year round.

Too often, unused and unwanted medications find their way into the wrong hands. That’s dangerous and often tragic. Bringing unused and unwanted medications to a Drug Take Back Day collection site protects you, your family, and your community. The next Drug Take Back Day is April 30, 2022.

A total of 57,377 pounds of unused and unwanted medications were collected in Wisconsin during the last drug take back period that ended with the October 23, 2021, Drug Take Back Day. This was the largest collection in the United States.

How to participate

It’s easy to participate in Drug Take Back Day. Just stop by a collection site and drop your items into a bin. That’s it. No questions are asked. You can be in and out of a collection site in minutes.

3 Locations:

Elver Park
1250 Mckenna Blvd
Madison, WI 53719
Directions

Olbrich Park
3527 Atwood Ave
Madison, WI 53714
Directions

Mt. Zion Baptist
2019 Fisher St
Madison, WI 53713
Directions

What to bring

Prescription and over-the-counter medications may be disposed of at Drug Take Back Day collection sites, including:

  • Capsules
  • Creams
  • Inhalers
  • Non-aerosol sprays
  • Ointments
  • Pills
  • Patches
  • Vials

Additional Information

Liquids must be in their original container.

Pet medications are accepted.

Vape pens are accepted with the batteries removed. Other e-cigarette devices are accepted with the batteries removed. These batteries are highly flammable. That’s why it is important that the batteries are removed before the pen or device is placed in a collection bin.

The following items are not accepted:

  • Aerosol cans
  • Anything containing blood or a bodily fluid
  • Household hazardous waste (paint, pesticides, oil, gas)
  • Illegal drugs
  • Iodine containing medications
  • Mercury thermometers
  • Personal care products (shampoo, soaps, lotions, sunscreens, etc.)
  • Sharps/syringes
  • Vape pens/e-cigarette devices with a built-in battery that cannot be removed

 

 

MedDrop Sunday

Prevent Prescription Painkiller Abuse and Overdose in Dane County

Join us for MedDrop Sunday – June 19th, 2022
Hosted by the African American Opioid Coalition and Safe Communities

Locations:
Fountain of Life Church I 633 W Badger Pd © 10:00am
SS Morris Community AME Church I 3511 Milwaukee St © 10:30am
Mt. Zion Baptist Church I 2019 Fisher St @ 10:45am
Second Baptist Church (Drive-Up) I 4303 Britta Parkway © 11:00am
St. Paul AME Church I 4525 Diamond Drive © 11:00am

For more MedDrop locations visit the Safe Communities website at https://safercommunitv.net/, then click on the events tab, or call us at 608.441.3060

FREE LOCK BOXES AVAILABLE. SAFELY STORE YOUR MEDICATIONS AT HOME!

Bring; Prescription (controlled and non-controlled) and over-the-counter medications, ointments, patches, non-aerosol sprays, inhalers, creams, vials and pet medications. Leave medications in original pharmacy containers and remove the label or cross off personal information, or remove medications from pharmacy containers and place in a ziplock bag. Do Not Bring: Illegal drugs, needles/sharps, aerosol cans, bio-hazardous materials (anything containing a bodily fluid or blood), mercury thermometers, personal care products (shampoo, soaps, lotions, sunscreens, etc.), household hazardous waste (paint, pesticides, oil, gas).

Contact: Ms. Charlie Daniel 608.577.8885 cdaniel@safercommunity.net

Peers in the Park Kick-Off at James Madison Park

Peers in the Park

Struggling with addiction and looking for help and support? Join us if you’d like to talk to a recovery coach, learn about resources available to you, and be in the company of people who will walk beside you without judgment.

The Recovery Coaches you’ll meet at Peers in the Park are in long term recovery and have received special training to help you on your path, whatever that looks like. Recovery coaches do not take the place of a therapist or sponsor. Our coaches have lived experienced — they can relate to what you’re going through.

At these Peers in the Park events, Safe Communities Recovery Coaches will host a cookout picnic (free), distribute naloxone and fentanyl test strips and be on-hand to listen and help.

Please join us for the kick-off event on June 29th, from 4pm-7pm! 

Peers in the Park: Tenney Park

Peers in the Park Event

Struggling with addiction and looking for help and support? Join us if you’d like to talk to a recovery coach, learn about resources available to you, and be in the company of people who will walk beside you without judgment.

The Recovery Coaches you’ll meet at Peers in the Park are in long term recovery and have received special training to help you on your path, whatever that looks like. Recovery coaches do not take the place of a therapist or sponsor. Our coaches have lived experienced — they can relate to what you’re going through.

At these Peers in the Park events, Safe Communities Recovery Coaches will host a cookout picnic (free), distribute naloxone and fentanyl test strips and be on-hand to listen and help.

Please join us this July 13th from 4-7pm at Tenney Park! 

Peers in the Park: Brittingham Park

Peers in the Park Event

Struggling with addiction and looking for help and support? Join us if you’d like to talk to a recovery coach, learn about resources available to you, and be in the company of people who will walk beside you without judgment.

The Recovery Coaches you’ll meet at Peers in the Park are in long term recovery and have received special training to help you on your path, whatever that looks like. Recovery coaches do not take the place of a therapist or sponsor. Our coaches have lived experienced — they can relate to what you’re going through.

At these Peers in the Park events, Safe Communities Recovery Coaches will host a cookout picnic (free), distribute naloxone and fentanyl test strips and be on-hand to listen and help.

Please join us July 27th, from 4 pm-7 pm at Brittingham Park!