SAVANNAH — Armstrong Atlantic State University has been selected by the Medical Association of Georgia as the Savannah area’s year-round prescription-drug drop-off location.
The Armstrong Police Department now hosts a permanent drop box for accepting unused prescription drugs, which is in the lobby of the university-police building on campus, 11935 Abercorn St.
The police department is open 24 hours a day. The program is open to the public, and all drop-offs are confidential. Disposed drugs may be in or out of a container, but needles are not permitted. All items will be collected and destroyed by the Drug Enforcement Administration.
The permanent installation of the box is made possible through the Think About It campaign, a program administered by the Medical Association of Georgia Foundation that offers permanent solutions to help eliminate the abuse and improper disposal of unused prescription drugs.
The APD regularly has participated in the biannual National Drug Take Back program as one of the largest collection points in the region, and the new drop box allows the university to provide this service to the community throughout the year.
For additional information, call 912-344-3333.