Port Chester Cares is a group of individuals, invested in the community, working together in the area of the Port Chester School District to promote positive, safe, productive and healthy lives for all. We achieve this through research, education, and advocacy and by focusing our resources to reduce youth substance abuse and other high risk behavior and promote positive outcomes.
Port Chester Cares
(GPS 55 South Main Street)
One Gateway Plaza, 4th Floor
Port Chester, New York 10573
Port Chester Cares – For a Healthy, Caring & Thriving Community
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Every Day is a Drug Take Back Day
Port Chester residents who are looking to dispose of excess and expired prescription and over-
Port Chester Cares has partnered with the Port Chester Police Department and Open Door Family Medical Center to establish a permanent MedReturn drug collection program in order to reduce the supply of drugs that can potentially harm teens and adults.
According to the 2011 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), more than six million Americans abuse prescription drugs. Among youth who are 12 to 17 years old, 7.4 percent report past year non-
Properly disposing of excess drugs is everyone’s responsibility as a matter of public safety. More than 70 percent of young people abusing prescription pain relievers get them through friends or family, a statistic that includes raiding the family medicine cabinet. Now Port Chester residents won’t have to wait for a specific
The collection site is open 365 days per year, 24 hours per day. Drugs can be dropped off with no questions asked.
The drug collection unit is produced by MedReturn, LLC of Grafton, WI. MedReturn, LLC is committed to providing a safe, secure and environmentally friendly way to help law enforcement agencies and communities collect unwanted or expired household medication, including prescriptions, over-
Opioids (such as the pain relievers OxyContin and Vicodin), central nervous system depressants, and stimulants are the most commonly abused prescription drugs. Some drugs that are available without a prescription—also known as overthe-
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What are the most commonly abused prescription and over-