Committee On Substance Safety and Overdose Prevention (COSSOP)

This committee will work to address substance use safety and overdose prevention in the UT community through a public health and harm reduction framework. This committee also seeks to provide education and reduce stigma surrounding help seeking behaviors. Our current focus is on preventing opioid misuse and overdose via the provision of naloxone.

UT Prescription Drug Take Back Day 2017
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
In front of the Littlefield Fountain

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Clean out Your Medicine Cabinet

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UT Prescription Drug Take Back Day is open to anyone from the UT and greater Austin community. The event is a free, anonymous way for members of the community to safely get rid of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription and nonprescription drugs and learn more about substance safety. The effort is meant to prevent pill misuse and theft. Free food and shirts while supplies last!

This event is sponsored by UT campus partners including The Wellness Network’s Committee on Substance Safety and Overdose Prevention, Center for Students in Recovery, BeVocal, Counseling and Mental Health Center, and Operation Naloxone.

Can’t make it out to Prescription Drug Take Back Day? Here are some other ways to dispose of unwanted drugs and learn more about substance safety:

  • The Forty Acres Pharmacy (located on the first floor of the Student Services Building) offers a Medication Take Back Drop Box year-round. Bring expired, unused, or unwanted prescription and nonprescription drugs and drop them off here to have them disposed of in a safe and environmentally friendly way -- no questions asked. Learn more here.
  • Operation Naloxone is a groundbreaking project co-facilitated by the College of Pharmacy, the Steve Hicks School of Social Work, and the Texas Overdose Naloxone Initiative that seeks to provide members of the UT community with education on overdose prevention and supplies of naloxone, a medication that can reverse opioid overdose. Learn more here.

For more information on Prescription Drug Take Back Day, contact Matthew Olson, LPC or 512-475-6938.

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