Bucks Promise for Youth and Communities

Bucks Promise for Youth and Communities



Thursday, November 15, 2012

Update from BPYC Coordinator

Two years ago, Bucks Promise for Youth and Communities formed the highly responsive Bucks County Prescription Drug Take-Back Committee with the charge of developing a convenient and environmentally responsible prescription drug disposal program.  By including key partners with a joint interest in reducing prescription and over-the-counter drug misuse, to date Bucks County officials have collected over 17,834.91 lbs. - over 8 tons - of unused, unwanted and expired medications. These medications no longer risk diversion from our medicine cabinets or pose a threat to citizens by polluting our water supply through unsafe disposal methods. 

Our extremely successful Drug Take Back Committee continues to focus on the countywide Medication Take- Back Initiative and safe drug disposal efforts. If you are able to contribute or would like to join in this effort, please contact Donna Foisy [DFoisy@todayincbensalem.org] or come to our BPYC Consortium meetings.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Got Drugs? Bucks County Medication Disposal – September 29, 2012

Got Drugs?
Are you looking for a location to properly dispose of unused or expired medications? If so, Bucks Promise for Youth and Communities Rx Take Back Committee is inviting you to drop off your unused or old medications on Saturday, September 29, 2012 from 10:00 – 2:00 at one of the 43 drop-off sites found throughout Bucks County. Please find the site location that is most convenient for you and help us in creating a good habit of properly disposing of unused medications. The hyperlink for the list of drop-off sites is listed on the right side of this blogspot.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

A message from the BPYC Coordinator

Dear Fellow Bucks Promise Members,

The summer is drawing to a close and we are looking forward with great excitement and enthusiasm the beginning of the BPYC 2012 – 2013 year.
Due to the holiday of Yom Kippur falling on our usual meeting date of the fourth Wednesday of each month; our first BPYC Consortium Meeting will be changed to 9:00 on Friday, September 28, 2012 at the Bucks County Drug and Alcohol Commission, Inc. on 600 Louis Drive. 

Our focus topic will be under the Promise of a Healthy Start with a 30 minute FASD presentation by Dr. Stacey Conway. 

 Please note that there is also a schedule change in October to Wednesday, 9:00 on October 17, 2012 at the Bucks County Intermediate Unit and we will not convene on October 24, 2012.

 The Consortium has an opportunity to meet for an opened forum or town hall style discussion with Student Leaders representing schools throughout Bucks County. 

 I hope that you have taken advantage of the joys that the summer brings and are looking forward to a productive year with Bucks Promise for Youth and Communities.

Donna Foisy

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

On April 28, 2012 communities across Bucks County
will participate in a national initiative designed to help reduce prescription drug abuse and to protect the environment by providing for safe disposal of potentially dangerous controlled substances from household medicine cabinets.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA's) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day provides an opportunity for the public to surrender expired, unwanted or unused prescription and over-the-counter medications for proper and safe destruction.

More than 40 collection sites throughout the county will be
open from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
To find the list of drop-off sites, click: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1okiD9_5Zrrkdn3DR-G7Ne7SDS6UiObB5CDsvqOICJ9Y/edit