The United States is experiencing an epidemic of prescription drug misuse and abuse, including in our own local community. Opioid overdose deaths in Michigan have almost tripled in five years. To help turn the tide on this epidemic, St. Clair County Community Mental Health is partnering with the Port Huron Police Department and the Michigan Opioid Prescribing Engagement Network (Michigan OPEN) to host a medication take-back event on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10:00am – 2:00pm at the Sail In Café & Convenience Store located at 722 McMorran Boulevard in Port Huron. Did you know? Every 10 minutes a child visits the emergency room for medication poisoning; 12.5 million people age 12 and older misused opioids in the last year; Three in five teens say prescription pain medication is easy to get from their parents’ medicine cabinet. Community opioid and medication take-back events provide a safe process for disposing of unused medications while protecting our communities, children and environment. Please, remove the risk from your home and bring your unused opioids to the Sail In Café & Convenience Store medication take-back event on Saturday, April 27th between 10am and 2pm at: 722 McMorran Boulevard in Port Huron. For more information or to find other take back event locations throughout Michigan, please visit http://michigan-open.org/.