DENVER (CBS4)– A new memorial has 42,000 prescription bottles on display that represent the 42,000 lives lost nationwide to opioid addiction.
The “Lift the Label” statewide opioid anti-stigma campaign was launched and unveiled in Civic Center Park on Monday. More people die from opioid overdoses than traffic accidents and homicides combined.
As the health crisis continues to grow, nationwide and in Colorado, the goal of the memorial is to let those who are addicted to opioids know that they are more than just a label.
The movement aims to end the stigma associated with seeking treatment.
Survivors of opioid addiction, one of whom survived the Columbine shooting, shared their stories of struggle and recovery.
“If you or somebody you know is struggling with addiction, reach out for help. Even as important, if you or somebody you know is struggling to overcome addiction, encourage them to be loud and be proud about that. People need to hear these voices. Addiction is not a moral failing. I never had a choice in the decisions that I made. We have to overcome this,” said Columbine survivor Austin Eubanks.
People are encouraged to write on the back of the wall the names of loved ones who have struggled with or lost their lives to opioid addiction.
The wall was moved from the park to inside the state Capitol where it will remain on display until May 31.
At NarcX®, we have created a solution for both home and business use that will safely and quickly dispose of unneeded or wanted medications. Our patent-pending solution is safe and DEA compliant and can be used in homes, hospitals, pharmacies, medical practices, law enforcement agencies, and more. The applications are endless as we continually work to keep our communities and families safe from unneeded and/or unwanted drugs and medications. Our number one goal is to help educate communities about medications and how NarcX® can eliminate their threat from being stored and found by those who do not know or understand the dangers drugs can pose. Here are a few questions we receive often about NarcX® and what it can do.
What Medications Can NarcX® Dispose Of?
Our unique medication disposal solution at NarcX® can dispose of both controlled and non-controlled substances, such as tablets, capsules, liquids, and even coated time-release capsules. The solution will immediately dissolve tablets and capsules, and all medications are fully neutralized within two hours. NarcX® is not meant to dispose of needles or medication patches.
Where Can NarcX® Be Used?
We are proud to say NarcX® can not only be used in government facilities, hospitals, and law enforcement agencies, but is safe enough to be used in pharmacies, medical practices, homes, and local community outreach groups. Our mission is to educate local communities on the dangers of improperly disposed of and improperly used medications. By disposing of these medications properly in every area, we help eliminate the risks and temptations they bring about to others.
What Size NarcX® Bottle Do I Need?
We offer a variety of medication disposal solution sizes to accommodate any need. Each of our bottles was created for a specific purpose so you don’t have too much or too little of our solution on hand.
The 64-ounce to 1 gallon bottles can dispose of 1,000 -2,000 pills which is ideal for smaller pharmacies, emergency response services, hospice providers, assisted living centers, and rehabilitation centers.
Our 5-gallon solution can dispose of up to 10,000 pills for exam rooms, medium-sized pharmacies, pain management clinics, urgent care facilities, and outpatient facilities. This size is portable for ease of storage and disposal.
The 30-gallon and 55-gallon drums of NarcX® are specifically for larger facilities and programs, such as hospitals, emergency rooms, law enforcement agencies, military facilities, and surgical centers. These drum sizes are also ideal for DEA-registered reverse distributors and government or tribal take-back programs that have collected and warehoused narcotics, opiates, and amphetamines that need to be disposed of in a safe, mass disposal at an affordable cost.
Is NarcX® Safe?
NarcX® was created as a safe, more natural way to dispose of medications and drugs, both physically and environmentally. Our products are environmentally safe so you can toss the depleted solution directly in the trash. No incineration is needed. We are the only liquid medication disposal solution that immediately renders tablets and capsules non-retrievable as well as the only on-site medication destruction option that is DEA compliant. To ensure the safety of individuals, we added natural agents to our product to induce immediate vomiting should the solution be ingested for any reason.
How Does the Cost Compare?
By eliminating the need for incineration, we have created a product that is the most affordable medical disposal solution on the market.* We want to get NarcX® into every facility and home we can as a safe, convenient, and affordable medication disposal. We even offer a Partner Program. For recurring orders, you can set up auto-ship which will save you even more money through the volume discount on our already low cost for NarcX®. You can Request a Quote to find out what size bottles or drums your household or facility will need and how much it will cost.
How Is NarcX® Different From Other Medication Disposal Solutions?
Some of the few main differences that sets NarcX® apart from other medication disposal solutions is our environmentally safe solution at an affordable cost. By creating a solution that is cheaper, it opens up this option to many facilities that otherwise could not afford a medication disposal solution. Our environmentally friendly solution allows our customers to easily trash our NarcX® bottles quickly and easily without waiting for a pick-up date and having a potentially unsafe solution on hand. We pride ourselves on making our solution available to as many centers as possible to help control and eliminate the improperly disposed-of and improperly used medications.
Can I Contact You For More Information?
Absolutely! We would be happy to answer any questions you have about our medication disposal solution, its uses, its impact or about our company. NarcX® has worked hard every day to create a product and brand that can be trusted by all and that will create a positive impact today and in the future. You can call us during normal business hours or fill out this form any time, and we will answer as soon as we can. We look forward to working with you in helping make our world a safer, more drug-free place.
*Subject to government, county, municipality, and/or tribal laws.
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