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Operation Pill Drop in Clayton County

Clayton County is the latest county, in the Metro area, to participate in “Operation Pill Drop”, which is the DEA’s effort to dispose of potentially harmful drugs. The Clayton County Sheriff's Department, in conjuction with the Clayton County Water Authority, is hosting a prescription drug take-back event on Saturday, September 25th from 10a.m. to 2p.m.

 The public will be able to dispose of expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs, or over-the-counter medications to try and prevent prescription drug abuse and overdose.

“Operation Pill Drop” will be held at the Lowes of Stockbridge (3505 Mt. Zion Road, Stockbridge).

National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Walk and Celebration

Atlanta, Georgia- September 1, 2010 - Metro Atlanta Recovery Connections will host a One and Half Mile Walk and Celebration, Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 8:00 a.m., as part of the National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month (Recovery Month)'s 21st anniversary and will address this year's theme, "Join the Voices for Recovery: Now More Than Ever!" 

The walk will begin at 8:00 a.m. at the intersection of James P. Brawley Dr. SW & Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., continuing west on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and ending at Mozley Park Recreation Center, 1565 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW. Rally begins at 10:00 a.m. at Mozley Park.

With an expected 1,000 participants, Metro-Atlanta Recovery Connection (MARC), a coalition of recovery community organizations, treatment centers, healthcare organizations, service providers, and advocacy groups, will lead a group of people in recovery.