We all have medications that we no longer use yet for some reason we hang onto them. Unfortunately, by doing so, the chances increase that someone, primarily younger people , will get them and "experiment " by using them with other medications or alcohol.  

As a matter of fact, the Adams County Health Department in a recent study showed that 7% of children have tried prescription drugs as a recreational tool. With that in mind, the Adams County Substance Abuse Coalition along with local law enforcement officials gathered last Friday to display the new Green Collection MedReturn box located at the entrance of the Adams County Health Department Building at 330 Vermont in Quincy.

This collection box is where people can anonymously deposit outdated and unused drugs with no questions asked. The drop off times are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Previously, the Adams County Sheriff's Department, the Quincy Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration had teamed up to hold drug take back events at the Quincy Mall a couple times a year.

This new box will give people year round access  to drop off these prescriptions and keep them out of the hands of children.