Mission Statement for STOP Taskforce
Stokes Takes on Prescription Drug Misuse and Abuse (STOP) will work to bring education and awareness to Stokes County citizens regarding proper use, storage and disposal of prescription drugs and other medication, ultimately creating a safer, healthier environment in our homes and community.
Stokes Takes On Prescription Drug Misuse and Abuse
S Secure your medication in a dry, locked location.
(Bathroom medicine cabinets are often moist and easily accessible by children,
family members and the first place a drug seeker would look.)
T Take medication as prescribed by your health care professional.
0 Only take medication prescribed specifically for YOU.
Don’t take other people’s medication; not even family.
Don’t share your medication.
P Pack up old and no longer needed medications and take them to the
disposal locations listed below.
For more information please call:
336-287-2717 or 336-593-5409 ext. 6
or visit www.stokesstopsmedmisuse.org.
North Carolina Poison Control Center: 1-800-222-1222
Stokes County Medication Drop Box Locations
King Police Department: 336-944-6878
Stokes County Sheriff’s Office: 336-593-8787
Stokes County Sheriff’s Office Walnut Cove location
Sites open Monday – Friday during normal business hours.
Northwest Community Care Network
Logos listed below are supporting partners for our project: Unlimited Success, Stokes Citizens for Safe and Healthy Communities, United Fund of Stokes and Northwest Community Care Network. We greatly appreciate them!