Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) - PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE BACK PROGRAM
The Drug Enforcement Agency's (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take Back program is scheduled for Saturday, October 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Catalyst Middle and Junior High School students are proud to partner with the Village of Buffalo Grove Police Department, Long Grove Fire Department, and Village of Lake Zurich Police Department in the national ‘Drug Take Back’ program.
Please help make our communities safer by helping prevent substance abuse and theft by ridding your homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. The service is free and anonymous and offered at the following three locations:
• Buffalo Grove Police Department, 46 Raupp Blvd., Buffalo Grove
• Long Grove Fire Protection District, 1165 Old McHenry Road, Long Grove
• Lake Zurich Police Department, 1350 IL-22, Lake Zurich
Lake County Illinois Sheriff Mark Curran reminds the public, “Unused prescription drugs in home medicine cabinets are highly susceptible to abuse. The DEA Drug Take Back is an opportunity to get rid of unused and expired medicine in an environmentally friendly manner."
"Last year, Lake County’s law enforcement agencies collected over 13,000 pounds of unwanted, unused and expired prescriptions and over-the-counter medicines, a whopping 21% increase over the 2016 total."
To find a prescription drug disposal box close to you visit our Prescription Drug Drop-off map.
On Thursday, December 14, 2017, Catalyst Middle School students worked to make our communities safer with officers representing Lake County IL Sheriff's, Village of Lincolnshire Police Department, and Vernon Hills Police Department. A sincere thank you for their time and commitment to making our communities safe by participating in the Sticker Shock campaign!
What is Sticker Shock?
A Sticker Shock Campaign is a project where the community, youth, police and alcohol retailers all work together to combat minors obtaining access to alcohol. With these sectors partnering, they create a message, which is then printed onto stickers and placed on products in stores. The messaging is geared towards adults to stop them from purchasing alcohol for minors.
Students received a bundle of tags that said “Don't Buy for Minors.” The students would place as many tags as they could all over multi-packs of alcohol beverages to shock the community and get them to ask questions and discuss the dangers of underage drinking.
The Sticker Shock program is well aligned with the Stand Strong's mission to provide youth the protective factors needed to help make positive decisions for their future. The mission of the growing Catalyst program at both the middle school and high school level is to educate, provide informal counseling, and safety to students and teachers.