Volume One Special Coverage: Pulling Together While Staying Apart


Some Things Aren’t Meant to Be Shared

Eau Claire City-County Health Department

Are you planning a holiday gathering at your home this season? Make sure to lock up your prescription medication and store out of sight! Rates of prescription medication misuse, accidental poisonings, and overdoses are alarmingly high. More than 70% of people misusing prescription painkillers (known as opioids) get them through friends or relatives.

Are you planning a holiday gathering at your home? You may have a lengthy to-do list. But don’t forget to clean out your medicine cabinet. Unused medications do more than clutter your cabinet. They can lead to an accidental poisoning, overdose, and misuse. You do not want to share your medication by mistake. Now is the time to get rid of expired, unused, and unwanted medication. You have a part in keeping the community safe from medication misuse.

Medication thrown in the trash can be found. Flushing can pollute our water supply. Help make medications less available by safely disposing of them. Eau Claire County has many locations where you can drop off your prescription medication and painkillers. Dropping off medications is anonymous, free and quick!

For a list of locations, visit doseofrealitywi.gov

For more info about prescription drug misuse, visit getinvolvedasap.org

Lasker Jewelers
Lasker Jewelers

Pulling Together Partners

The following organizations are currently supporting Volume One’s work in the community during the pandemic:

Lasker Jewelers

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire

Downtown Eau Claire Inc DECI

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Pablo Group

Wisconsin Independent Network

Middle West Management

Bon Iver

Royal Credit Union

Silver Spring

Evergreen Surgical

Charter Bank

Chippewa Valley Technical College

The Murty Henriksen Family

The Larry and Marie Past Family

The Dan and Kerry Kincaid Family

Anton and Rae Schilling-Smets

Brady and Jeanne Foust

If your organization is interested in supporting Volume One during this difficult time, nick@volumeone.orgcontact us.