Medication Safety Resources
Drug Take Back Event Details
National Drug Take Back Day is typically the fourth Saturday of April and October every year from 10:00a-2:00p. Armstrong-Indiana-Clarion Drug & Alcohol Commission hosts an event in each county on this national awareness day. The public is encouraged to bring their unneeded/expired prescription and over-the-counter medications to the event to safely be disposed of. All types of medications are accepted, except needles/syringes. Please call 814-226-6350 x106 if you have any questions regarding the events.
Next event is Saturday, October 28th from 10:00a-2:00p
Armstrong County Event: Klingensmith’s Pharmacy, Ford City
Indiana County Event: Diamond Drug Pharmacy, Indiana
Clarion County Event: TBD
Armstrong County Drug Take Back Box Locations and Contact Information
Apollo Borough Police Department 616 First Street Apollo, PA 15613 724.478.4201
Armstrong County Memorial Hospital 1 Nolte Drive Kittanning, PA 16201 724.543.8448
Freeport Police Department 414 Market Street Freeport, PA 16229 724.295.4897
Kiskiminetas Township Police Department 1222 Old State Road Apollo, PA 15613 724.478.3357
Ford City Police Department 1000 4th Avenue Ford City, PA 16226 724.763.9024
PA State Police: Troop D/Kittanning 130 Parkview Drive Extension Kittanning, PA 16201 Open 24/7
Kittanning Borough Police Station 300 S. McKean Street Kittanning, PA 16201 724.534.1538 Open 24/7
Parks Township Police Department 26 Jackson Street Vandergrift, PA 15690 724.567.5525
East Franklin Township Police Department 106 Cherry Orchard Avenue Kittanning, PA 16201 724.543.1944
Indiana County Drug Take Back Box Locations and Contact Information
Indiana Borough Police Department 80 N. Eighth Street Indiana, PA 15701 724.349.2121 Open: M-F 8:00 am-4:00 pm
Indiana County District Attorney’s Office 825 Philadelphia Street Indiana, PA 15701 724.465.3835 Open: M-F 8:00 am-4:00 pm
Blairsville Borough Police Department 201 E. Market Street Blairsville, PA 15717 724.459.7555 Open 24/7
Indiana, PA CVS #4000 2501 Warren Road Indiana, PA 15701 724.349.5620 Follows Pharmacy Hours of Operation
Indiana University of PA Police Department 850 Maple Street, University Towers Indiana, PA 15705 724.357.2546 Open 24/7
State Police: Troop A / Indiana 4221 Route 286 Highway West Indiana, PA 15701 Open 24/7
Clarion County Drug Take Back Box Locations and Contact Information
Clarion Borough Police Department 1400 E Main St. Clarion, PA 16214 814.226.9140 Open 24/7
Knox Borough Police Department 620 S Main St. Knox, PA 16232 814.797.1100
Southern Clarion County Regional Police Department 220 Broad St. New Bethlehem, PA 16242 814.275.1180
PA State Police 209 Commerce Rd. Clarion, PA 16214 814.226.1710 Open 24/7
The DisposeRx at-home medication disposal solution was developed to help reduce the risks associated with keeping unused medications by providing a tool for patients to use to dispose of medications when they are no longer needed, or able to get to a take back box. All medications can carry risks of accidental poisonings, and we know that powerful opioid medications can lead to confusion, addiction, overdose, suicide attempts or death. The DisposeRx patented medication disposal solution is a small packet containing a simple white powder—the ingredients of which are on the FDA’s list of inactive ingredients for approved oral medications. DisposeRx packets are offered for free by Armstrong-Indiana-Clarion Drug & Alcohol Commission to all residents and organizations within the three-county region. Please contact 814.226.6350 x106 or firstname.lastname@example.org to request DisposeRx packets.
Additional Medication Safety Resources
Prescription Drug Take-Back Information
The Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs is focused on alleviating the health and safety concerns from the diversion and misuse of prescription drugs by helping our citizens properly dispose of unused prescription medications. Many young people who misuse prescription drugs take them from medicine cabinets. Keeping unused opioids or other common drugs of misuse in a medicine cabinet is no longer safe or responsible.
Medication Safety Program
Medicines are used to treat diseases, manage conditions, and relieve symptoms. Medicines are generally safe when used as prescribed or as directed on the label, but there are risks in taking any medicine.
Each year in the United States, adverse drug events – harm resulting from medication use – cause more than one million visits to hospital emergency departments. Learning about medication safety can reduce and even prevent the risk of harm for you and your loved ones.
Protect Your Children: Store & Use Medicines Safely | Patient Safety
Each year, thousands of children are treated in emergency departments after finding and ingesting medicine, or after accidentally being given the wrong amount. Learn how to keep children safe by practicing safe dosing and storage.
June is National Safety Month and a perfect opportunity for parents and caregivers of young children to remember the importance of safe medication use and storage.
This website provides educational resources to help prevent the misuse of prescription medications and is provided through a partnership between The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy and the Cardinal Health Foundation. Explore this site to Learn about the scope, causes and consequences of this national public health epidemic and Take Action by sharing what you have learned with others using our free, ready-to-use resources. This is also a platform for you to contact us and tell your stories of prescription drug misuse prevention. Thank you for making a difference in your community!
Discover • Connect • Prevent
The DEA has joined forces with Discovery Education to provide no-cost online tools that support every member of the community with the power of prevention. Help kickstart life-saving conversations today with standards-aligned English & Spanish-language resources for students in grades 3-12, plus additional resources designed for educators, families, and professionals.
Over-The-Counter Medicine Safety
It’s time to start a critical conversation about responsible medicine use. This educational resource is for Teachers, Nurses, Families, and Communities.