Conway Police helps host drug take back event

CONWAY, SC (WBTW) - Conway Police partnered with Shoreline Behavioral Health Services and Horry County CAST Coalition for a prescription drug tack back day, Saturday.

At the event, people could bring their unused or out of date prescriptions and drop them off so they could be disposed of properly.

In 2016, 42,249 people died from overdosing on opioids, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Their report also found that over 11 million people misused prescription opioids in 2016. 

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control reports in 2016, 86 people in Horry County died from a prescription opioid overdose. 

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