January 6th, 2020
LowCountry Alliance for Healthy Youth (LCAHY), a recipient of a Drug-Free Communities Grant, provided a medication disposal box to the South Carolina Bluffton Police Department. The Bluffton Police Department, an agency represented on the LCAHY Coalition Board, is working with the coalition to reduce access to prescription medication and combat the opioid crisis. WJCL made the community aware of the new dropbox during their State of Addiction News Report. See the news report using the link below. In the interview, Captain Babkiewicz of the Bluffton Police Department pointed out that properly disposing medication is an effective way to keep youth from accessing and experimenting with prescription medications. Community members can now conveniently dispose of their unused prescription and over-the-counter medications in multiple locations in Bluffton. LCAHY hopes this will encourage community members to properly dispose of unused prescription and over-the-counter medications year-round.