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Beshear speaks on new drug deactivation process and more

From Victoria Pike

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear spoke on issues including child protection, human trafficking, senior protections, rape and sexual assault, the drug epidemic, and the state's pension crisis to a large crowd in Columbia August 30, 2017. The event, sponsored by the Lake Cumberland Area Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Educators, was held at the Adair County Extension Agency.

Beshear shared new drug deactivation pouches that are part of the KY Opiod Disposal Program used to safely dispose of opioids left after a person no longer needs the pain medication. Destroying the drugs will help keep pills from falling into the wrong hands.


He said, "Leftover pain medicine remaining in the home after they are no longer needed is the way many addicts get started."

The new product, Deterra drug deactivation system, comes in the form of a pouch that holds up to 45 pills at a time, then add water which deactivates the drug.

The pouch can be purchased for around $6 at Walmart. It was suggested community groups and churches buy these packets to be given out to individual homes to get these drugs out of medicine cabinets and out of temptation to those visiting your home.


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Attorney General Andy Beshear spoke in Columbia 30 Aug 2017



2017-08-30 - Adair County Extension Agency - Photo by Victoria Pike.
Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear spoke on issues including child protection, human trafficking, senior protections, rape and sexual assault, the drug epidemic, and the state's pension crisis to a large crowd in Columbia August 30, 2017.

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2017-08-30 - Adair County Extension Agency - Photo by Victoria Pike.
Several key issues facing families were addressed by Kentucky's Attorney General Andy Beshear today at an event sponsored by the Lake Cumberland Area Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Educators. He provided handouts like the one at right on how to protect seniors from elder abuse and how to sign up to be alerted on scams and get early information on how to protect ourselves.

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