Prescription drug abuse is a problem throughout the country, including in Clearfield County. Many Americans are not aware that medications that remain in home cabinets after a person no longer needs them for a medical purpose are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are at alarming rates, as are the number of overdoses due to these drugs, especially opioids. Studies show that many abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from home medicine cabinets. As a way to help stop the diversion and misuse of these drugs, the Office of District Attorney in conjunction with local police departments offer
Medication Collection Boxes throughout the county at the following locations:
- Clearfield County Courthouse
- Clearfield Borough Police Department
- Curwensville Police Department
- DuBois City Police Department
- Lawrence Township Police Department
- Sandy Township Police Department
All dry medications, patches, liquid medications in their original containers, and creams/ointments are accepted. No needles, please!
*Please do not flush these drugs down the drains in your homes or throw into your garbage can. This can cause contamination of water directly through discharge from our treatment plants or via leeching out of landfills.
If you have any questions about this program you can contact the Clearfield County District Attorney’s Office or Clearfield-Jefferson Drug & Alcohol Commission.