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East Alabama Mental
Health Prevention Ser-
vices and the Chambers
County Drug Task Force
have joined together to
put a stop to the opioid
epidemic that has taken
control over Chambers
County.
The Chambers County
Drug Task Force and
Prevention Services have
established a mission to
reduce the opioid crisis
that has been sweeping
the county by bringing
awareness to the public
about prescription drug
abuse and the damage it is
doing to the communities.
It is tearing families apart,
leaving children without
their parents, and taking
the lives of the young and
older generations.
The dangers and risks
of prescription drug abuse
are very real and can
cause many problems
such as trouble with the
law, addiction, and even
death from overdose or a
drug-related accident. In
an effort to create change
the Chambers County
Drug Task Force and East
Alabama Mental Health
Prevention Services now
have a brand new pre-
scription drugs collection
site and have installed a
Prescription Drug Take
Back Box at the Cham-
bers County Sheriff’s
Department in Lafayette,
Alabama. Residents can
bring their expired pre-
scription pills or medica-
tions that they are not
using and place them in
the box so that they can
be disposed of safely and
not get into the wrong
hands.
East Alabama Mental
in partnership with the
Chambers County Drug
Task Force announces a
Ribbon Cutting for a new
location for a Prescrip-
tion Drug Take Back Box
at the Chambers County
Courthouse on July 12,
2018 at 10:00am central.
If you would like
more information about
the Drug Task Force and
Prevention Services part-
nership on reducing the
opioid crisis, please call
Major Terry Wood, Cham-
bers County Drug Task
Force at (334) 864-4319,
or email terry.wood@
chamberscountyal.gov.