Lock My Meds

Safe Disposal

When medications are expired, unwanted, or unused, it is important to dispose of them properly to avoid harm to others. Excess medications can be accidentally ingested by your children and pets, stolen and abused to get high, or they can make their way to our water systems, if improperly flushed down the toilet.

Help keep medications out of the hands of our children and clear of the water supply by disposing them in permanent medication drop box locations.

ROWAN COUNTY MEDICATION DROP BOX LOCATIONS

Granite Quarry Police Department
143 North Salisbury Avenue
Granite Quarry, NC 28146
9 am-5 pm; Mon-Fri

Kannapolis Police Department
401 Laureate Way
Kannapolis, NC 28081
Open 24 /7

Rockwell Police Department
303 West Main Street
Rockwell, NC 28138
8 am-5:pm; Mon-Fri

Rowan County Health Department
1811 East Innes St.
Salisbury, NC 28146
8 am-5 pm; Mon-Fri

Salisbury Police Department
130 East Liberty St.
Salisbury, NC 28144
8:30 am-5 pm; Mon-Fri

Rowan County Sherriff’s Office
102 Central Ave.
Landis, NC 28088
8 am-5 pm; Mon-Fri

Rowan County Sheriff’s Office
232 North Main St.
Salisbury, NC 28144
8 am-5 pm; Mon-Fri

Spencer Police Department
600 South Salisbury Ave.
Spencer, NC 28159
8:30 am-5 pm; Mon-Fri

China Grove Police Department
205 Swink St.
China Grove, NC 28023
8 am-5 pm; Mon–Fri
*To access box 24/7 call 911

Moose Pharmacy
1408 W. Innes St.
Salisbury, NC 28144
9 am-6 pm; Mon–Fri
9 am-1pm; Sat

Rowan County Cooperative Ext. Ofc.
2727 Old Concord Road
Salisbury, NC 28146
8 am – 5 pm; Mon-Fri

Cleveland Town Hall
302 East Main St.
Cleveland, NC 27013
8:30 am -12 pm and 1-4:30 pm
; Mon-Fri

YES – ACCEPTED

Prescriptions
Prescription Patches
Prescription Medication
Over-the-Counter Medications
Ointments
Vitamins
Samples
Medication for Pets

NO – NOT ACCEPTED

Hydrogen Peroxide
Thermometers
Inhalers
Aerosol Cans
Meds from Businesses or Clinics
Needles (Sharps)

YES – ACCEPTED

Prescriptions
Prescription Patches
Prescription Medication
Over-the-Counter Medications
Ointments
Vitamins
Samples
Medication for Pets

NO – NOT ACCEPTED

Hydrogen Peroxide
Thermometers
Inhalers
Aerosol Cans
Meds from Businesses or Clinics
Needles (Sharps)

Did You Know?

67% of people who abuse prescription medications get them from family and friends.

1,000 North Carolinians die every year due to prescription medication overdose. For every 1 overdose death, there are 17 emergency department visits and more than 9 hospitalizations due to overdose.

Prescription drug misuse and abuse can affect all age groups. Regardless of age, there are many reasons someone might abuse prescription medications, such as wanting to “fit in,” feel good or get high, relieve depression and anxiety, help them cope with life’s stresses, sleep better or increase their alertness and concentration power, or even becoming addicted to medication originally prescribed for pain. Whatever the reason, people often believe that prescription medications provide a legal and “medically safe high,” since they are prescribed by a doctor.

What Can We Do to prevent prescription medication overdose?

  • BE AWARE. DON’T SHARE.
  • Count and LOCK YOUR MEDS.
  • DISPOSE of all medications safely.
  • INFORM OTHERS in our community.

*Lock Your Meds Campaign is supported by the NC DHHS, DMHDDSAS, with funding from SAMHSA, Opioid STR/Cures (Grant #1H79TI080257) and SPF-RX (Grant #1U79SP022087).

1322 South Fulton St.
Salisbury, NC 28144
info@YsupRowan.com

YSUP Rowan's Mission is to engage the community in creating conditions that will lead to the prevention and reduction of substance use by young people in order that they may build healthy, safe and successful lives.

Our Main Goal is to reduce illegal use of alcohol and prescription meds by juveniles.

1322 South Fulton St. | Salisbury, NC 28144
info@YsupRowan.com

YSUP Rowan's Mission is to engage the community in creating conditions that will lead to the prevention and reduction of substance use by young people in order that they may build healthy, safe and successful lives.

Our Main Goal is to reduce illegal use of alcohol and prescription meds by juveniles.

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