Northport Launches ‘Operation Medicine Cabinet’ For People To Discard Unused Medication

NORTHPORT, NY (WCBS 880) – The Long Island village of Northport has launched “Operation Medicine Cabinet.”

WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall: It Provides An Opportunity To Talk To Kids About Drugs

There is a big, blue drop box outside the village hall, where anyone can leave their unused prescription drugs — no questions asked.

Gabrielle Gatto, 17, said drug use was a big problem not only at Northport High School, but in high schools across the country. She supports the new drop box.

“It’s a lot worse than…people think. It needs to be addressed because there are a lot of kids that are abusing drugs and don’t really know the right outlet to talk about it,” she told WCBS 880 reporter Sophia Hall.

Cameron Lambertson, 17, said the box is a way for young people to start a conversation with their parents about the dangers of drug use.

“It’s a secret problem and I think that realizing it and restricting it by putting it in the box is a great way to stop it,” she said.

The Operation Medicine Box drop box is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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  • Mary Silberstein

    A great community collaboration and a way to keep unused, unwanted and expired medications out of the hands of of young people and the water system. Great!

  • kendra

    a great way to save the comunity from people becoming addicted to drugs which we don,t need at this point in time…

  • Tammy Walsh

    The kids are also involved in a unique book club that focuses on drug/alcohol addiction, recovery, prevention and the impact of drugs and alcohol on the community.. Check out our facebook page and website. Just google Northport Community Book Club. Become a fan of our facebook page to show your support. We are working towards a drug free community. Please join us in our efforts

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