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Northeast Delta HSA to host Drug Take-Back event on April 30

MONROE, LA – Northeast Delta Human Services Authority (NEDHSA) will host a prescription drug take-back event on Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in multiple locations throughout Northeast Louisiana.

NEDHSA will have teams stationed at the following locations:

• Super 1 Foods, 2211 E. Madison Ave., Bastrop, LA

• Spring Market, 120 Legends Ave., Grambling, LA

• NEDHSA Family Life Center, 2525 Ferrand St., Monroe, LA

NEDHSA Executive Director Dr. Monteic A. Sizer said, “Take Back Day events are important because it helps us address our opioid crisis, allows us to reach the underserved in rural and urban areas, and it gives us an opportunity to share lifesaving prevention and treatment information to people living in our region.”

“Helping keep our communities safe by disposing of unwanted, unused, and expired medications is just one of many ways we are working to break the cycle of addiction and substance use disorder in our region,” Dr. Sizer said. “We know that to truly reduce the prevalence of substance use disorder, we must tackle regional negative social determinants of health, and combine our primary, secondary, and tertiary health solutions.”

This event allows NEDHSA’s Opioid Misuse and Abuse Prevention Program team to educate the community about the risks of abuse of prescription, and over-the-counter medications left unsecured in the home. NEDHSA will accept pills, patches, and liquids, but cannot accept needles, sharps, or aerosols. This service is free and confidential, with no questions asked.

Other locations individuals can properly be disposed of prescription drugs are as follows:

• East Carroll Parish Sheriff’s Office 400 First Street Lake Providence, LA 71245

• Grambling Police Department 2045 W Martin Luther King Jr. Ave Grambling, LA 71245

• Tallulah Police Department 500 East Green Street Tallulah, LA 71282

• Tensas Parish Sheriff’s Office 212 Hancock Street St Joseph, LA 71366

• Monroe Police Department 700 Wood St. Monroe, LA 71201

• ULM Police Department – Filhiol Hall 3811 DeSiard St, Monroe, LA 71209

• Richwood Municipal Building 2710 Martin Luther King Drive, Richwood, LA 71202

• Jonesboro Police Department 100 Fourth Street, Jonesboro, LA 71251

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Dr. Monteic A. Sizer

Dr. Monteic A. Sizer serves as Executive Director of Northeast Delta Human Services Authority (Northeast Delta HSA). He joined the organization in May 2013 as its first Executive Director. He is uniquely qualified to advocate on behalf of citizens located in the twelve Northeast Delta HSA parishes he represents because he exemplifies how people can meet their greatest human potential based on accountability, integrity and a willingness to engage in their own lives.

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