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Medication Drop Boxes

22543616-mmmainRecently a community meeting was held by SEAHEC at UNCW Kenan Auditorium about the rising opioid epidemic in our home town.  Wilmington, NC has been named #1 in the country for opioid abuse. Frances Weller moderated a question and answer discussion with law enforcement, the mayor, CEO of NHRMC (New Hanover Regional Medical Center), and one of the church leaders of PC3 (Port City Community Church). Drop boxes have been installed around the local area as part of the solution. There will be no questions asked and no paperwork to fill out. Simply drop off unused medications in the box.  A Medication Take Back Event will be held 8/26/17 at Port City Community Church.

Medication Drop Boxes are available year round at:

NHRMC Outpatient Pharmacy, NH Co Courthouse Room 201, New Hanover Co Sheriff’s office – Castle Hayne, Walgreens- 4521 Oleander Drive, Carolina Beach Police Department, Duplin Co Sheriff’s Office-Kenansville, Wallace Police Dept, Columbus Co Sheriff’s Office – Whiteville, Chadbourn Police Dept, Pender Co Sheriff’s office, Surf City Police Dept, Onslow Co Sheriff’s office, Jacksonville Police dept, Swansboro Police dept, Leland Police dept, Brunswick co Sheriff’s office, Boiling Springs Police dept, Ocean Isle Beach Police dept, and Shallotte Police dept.

Visit us at Burns Family Dentistry for new and upcoming events.  jy