Tuesday, Oct 2, 3pm
UPDATED October 2, 2012 -- Payson Mayor Rick Moore was presented the Cleanest Cabinet Award this afternoon by SMART and our partners. Pictures (including links for high resolution downloads) are below the initial release.
PROVO, UTAH (October 1, 2012) -- Which city has the cleanest medicine cabinets? We aren't talking old toothpaste or double edged safety razor, but unused prescription medications. Seventy percent of those who abuse pain medication say they get them from friends or relatives, often for free.
Last Saturday, the Substance Misuse and Abuse Reduction Team (SMART) along with other local law enforcement, businesses, and medical care providers are sponsoring a free "Prescription Drug Take Back Event" held take back events to collect and properly discard of unused medications. On Tuesday at 3 p.m. on the Historic County Courthouse Steps (about 50 S University Ave, Provo), SMART will present the "Cleanest Cabinet Award."
This is a public event designed to draw attention to the dangers of unused medications left in unsecured medicine cabinets. Activities will include:
- "Bring out your Meds" opening ceremony
- Welcome by Commissioner Doug Witney
- Introduction of other city officials, SMART members and partners
- Medicine Cabinet Cabaret -- BYU Dance Team
- Some statistics by Utah County Sheriff Sergeant Spencer Cannon (description of the 236 headstones, amount taken over weekend, etc.)
- Disposal method presentation
- The New Drug Dealer, your medicine cabinet
- Scariest Costume Contest, Representative Brad Daw
- Medicine Cabinet Dump
- Presentation of the "Cleanest Cabinet" Award
|Eagle Mountain Mayor Heather Jackson with the 2011 Cleanest Cabinet Award|