THE VILLAGE OF BANNOCKBURN POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS JOINED TOGETHER THE SAVE A STAR DRUG AWARENESS FOUNDATION’S DRUG DISPOSAL PROGRAM
Did you know that Village of Bannockburn Police Department, located at 2275 Telegraph Road, Bannockburn, IL 60015, and Save A Star Drug Awareness Foundation have established a drug disposal and collection program? The purpose of this program is to collect and safely dispose of unwanted and unused medications, thus keeping them out of the hands of individuals who might otherwise become victims of prescription drug abuse.
The Save A Star Drug Awareness Foundation was founded in Highland Park, Illinois by David and Gail Katz and their daughter, Melissa Katz Gold, following the death of David and Gail’s 25-year-old son and Melissa’s brother, Daniel, from an overdose of prescription drug medication in June 2007. The Save a Star Drug Awareness Foundation was created to educate the public about the dangers and consequences of prescription drug abuse and addiction and to provide tangible methods to remove unwanted and unused medications from America’s homes.
The use of prescription pills for non-medical reasons has reached epidemic proportions and threatens the lives of millions of Americans. The Village of Bannockburn Police Department has partnered with the Save A Star Drug Awareness Foundation to battle this epidemic.
• Prescription pills are killing more of our youth than cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and inhalants combined.
• Everyday 2,500 teens use prescription drugs for non-medical use for the first time.
• Teens abuse prescription drugs more than any illicit street drug except marijuana. 70% of people who abuse prescription drugs say they get them out of the medicine cabinets of their grandparents and parents.
• Propelled by an increase in prescription narcotic overdoses, drug deaths have doubled in the last decade and now outnumber traffic fatalities in the United States.
The following items are acceptable for disposal: Prescription medications, including controlled substances, all over the counter and pet medications, samples, vitamins, liquids and creams. Items not acceptable for deposit in the collection unit are: needles/sharps, thermometers, IV bags, bloody waste and hydrogen peroxide.
To make donations in support of Save A Star’s Drug Disposal Program, or if you would like more information or to see other drug box locations, please visit www.SAVEASTAR.org or call (847)579-1300 ext. 146.
Contact the Bannockburn Police Department at 847-945-8490.
SAVE A STAR Drug Awareness Foundation is a registered 501 (c) (3) public charity.
SAVE A STAR Drug Awareness Foundation
210 Skokie Valley Road Suite A Highland Park, IL 60035 Office: 847-579-1300 x 146