July 2020 MTAC Public Service Announcement for Secure, Monitor, Dispose Prescription Drugs
With Long Island slowly reopening after COVID-19, Nassau County Police Department precincts have resumed collection of prescription drugs.
You may be surprised to learn that in the Massapequas, fifty one percent of youth in grades seven to twelve who misused prescription pain relievers found them at home!
Help prevent this problem in our community with three simple steps.
- One: Secure your medications…
- Two: Monitor them regularly…
- Three: Dispose of unused medications at any Nassau County Police Precinct.
Secure, Monitor, Dispose your prescription drugs to protect our future.
Listen to MTAC's July 2020 PSA >>
May 2020 MTAC Public Service Announcement for Secure and Monitor Prescription Drugs
With COVID-19 keeping us home, it’s more important than ever to secure and monitor prescription drugs in your house. Massapequa Takes Action Coalition and Nassau Country Police Department recommend that you:
- Secure medication by hiding or locking it up – don’t keep it in a medicine cabinet.
- Monitor quantities, dosages and refills of all drugs and take inventory regularly.
- Discuss the dangers of misusing prescription and over-the-counter drugs with your family.
Protect our future.
Listen to MTAC's May 2020 PSA >>
2018 MTAC Public Service Announcement for Secure, Monitor and Dispose of Medications
Prescription drug misuse is a national epidemic, and a problem here in the Massapequas. 71% of young adults who misuse prescription drugs get them from medicine cabinets of friends and family. Prevention is key to saving lives! Secure your medications, monitor them regularly and dispose of unused or expired medications at Massapequa Takes Action Coalition Drug Take Back events or any Nassau County Police Precinct.
Listen to MTAC's 2018 PSA >>