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Students Volunteer at Drug Take-Back Event

drug_takeback_2013Belmont students Mackenzie Watson, Ashley Miller, Maren Richards, Hallie Cunningham, Emma Price, Jessica Porreca, Mikaela Sensley and Brittney Hampshire and Dr. Kimberlee Daus, professor of chemistry, recently participated in the Dickson County Drug Take-Back event.  This event was held on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day and was coordinated by Vanderbilt University and the Dickson County Police Department.  Working alongside faculty and students from Vanderbilt and Lipscomb universities, Belmont students and faculty cataloged and counted more than 60 pounds of medication.  The National Drug Take-Back Day, set by the Drug Enforcement Agency, provides a service to community through safe and responsible disposal of unused medication.  Additionally, these events help to educate the public about the potential of drug abuse associated with these medications.