Drug abuse prevention group offering locking bags, disposal kits

The Bartholomew County Substance Abuse Council is going to be giving away several items meant to help stem the drug epidemic.

Rachel Flohr David with the council explains that the group, made up of a cross-section of organizations fighting drug addiction locally, will be giving away locking bags meant to keep prescription medicines away from children or those who might pilfer them.

You can pick up a locking drug bag at Fair Oaks Mall from 3 to 7 Thursday.

The council is also going to be giving away drug neutralization kits. The kits contain an appropriately sized envelope or bag, into which you can drop unwanted medication containing opioids, mix in warm water, and the chemicals will permanently neutralize the drugs.

Although there are locations around the community where people can drop off unwanted medications, the drug disposal kits have the benefit of being usable at home, she said.

You can get more information on the Substance Abuse Council at BCSAC.org or through their Facebook page.