What’s in Your Medicine Cabinet?

Living better through chemistry may also mean dying more comfortably through chemistry, but once you are gone, where do the drugs go?  If you are a Hospice patient, drug and drug paraphernalia disposal is one of Hospice’s services.  Otherwise the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office has a couple of drop box locations. The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office ‘Operation Medicine Cabinet’ offers safe disposal of drugs and drug paraphernalia.  If you flush drugs down the toilet, you can introduce controlled substances into the water supply, and if you leave them in your medicine cabinet you might support someone else’s addiction or you could get criminally charged with possession.   St. Johns County Sheriff Office Lobby 4015 Lewis Speedway St. Augustine, Florida 32084 Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.   Julington Creek Annex 725 Flora Branch Blvd. Saint Johns, Florida 32259 Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.   Read More

Safe Disposal of Drugs & Drug Paraphernalia

I had an opportunity to do a Hospice interview at Flagler Hospital.  It was a good experience.  It is an interesting job what they do in the Hospice Unit, helping patients and their families through the transition.  I talked with my client and she passed away later that night.  Her son, however, was left with a whole bunch of insulin, which is now drug paraphernalia.  You do not want those things around in case you have law enforcement come to call. The Hospice Unit took care of this in our case as one of the services Hospice does, but there a couple of other authorized locations where you can dispose of drugs and drug paraphernalia safely and responsibly without introducing controlled substances into the water supply, supporting someone else’s addiction, or getting criminally charged for possession.  The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office ‘Operation Medicine Cabinet’ has the following drop box locations and hours: St. Johns County Sheriff Office Lobby 4015 Lewis Speedway St. Augustine, Florida 32084 Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.   Julington Creek Annex 725 Flora Branch Blvd. Saint Johns, Florida 32259 Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.   Read More