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Substance Abuse Advisory Commission

Working to Reduce Drug Abuse

Last updated Apr. 14, 2014 - 10:17 am

City of Raleigh Medicine Drop Off Event
Saturday, April 26, 2014     10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Drop off your unneeded or expired prescription and over-the-counter drugs at these local pharmacies for safe disposal.  Free.  No questions asked.

  • Blue Ridge Pharmacy at 2601 Blue Ridge Road (across from Rex Hospital)
  • Falls River Pharmacy at 10930 Raven Ridge Drive (in North Raleigh)
  • Hayes-Barton Pharmacy at 2000 Fairview Road (in Five Points)
  • Josef's Pharmacy at 2100 New Bern Avenue (South Raleigh)

Abuse of prescription and over-the-counter drugs is growing. Many teens and adults who abuse drugs obtain them from the homes of unsuspecting family and friends.  Do your part to prevent drug abuse. Secure the medication you need. Dispose of the rest.

Sponsors:
City of Raleigh Substance Abuse Advisory Commission
City of Raleigh Community Services Department
Raleigh Police Department
City of Raleigh Public Utilities

  • Upcoming Meeting

  • May 14, 2014
  • Noon
  • Meets: Every second Wednesday
  • Meeting Location

  • Raleigh Municipal Building
  • 222 West Hargett Street
  • Room 305
  • Raleigh, NC 27610

Public Participation

To schedule an appearance before the Commission, contact Cathey Ector 919-996-6100

Purpose

The Substance Abuse Advisory Commission advocates for a healthy community by promoting best practices for the prevention, intervention and treatment of alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse.

The Raleigh City Council created the commission as an advisory body in June 1990. The creation of the commission helped solidify the city's commitment to a permanent and vigorous effort to eliminate substance abuse.

The commission's activities include an annual pill drop-off, which allows you to drop off your unneeded or expired prescription and over-the-counter pills. Dropping off your medication helps prevent its abuse, theft, and illegal sale. Disposing of it this way also helps keep our water supply safe.

First row: Jessie Cannon, Karen Nichols, Karen Kranbuehl, Jahan Paleja, Cathey Ector (staff liaison). Back Row: Charles Haywood, Clif Lavenhouse, Trent Ruffin

First row: Jessie Cannon, Karen Nichols, Karen Kranbuehl, Jahan Paleja, Cathey Ector (staff liaison). Back Row: Charles Haywood, Clif Lavenhouse, Trent Ruffin

Members

  • Clif Lavenhouse
  • Commission Chair
  • Serving: 07/2013 - 07/2015
  • Trent Cannady
  • Serving: 11/2012 - 11/2014
  • Jessie Cannon
  • Serving: 07/2013 - 07/2015
  • Charles L. Haywood
  • Serving: 12/2011 - 12/2013
  • Nicole B. Hill
  • Serving: 2/2012 - 2/2014
  • Karen Kranbuehl
  • Serving: 6/2012 - 6/2014
  • Karen Nichols
  • Serving: 7/2013 - 7/2015
  • Jahan Onica Paleja
  • Serving: 2/2013 - 2/2015
  • Ronda Sanders
  • Serving: 02/2013 - 02/2015

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