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Learn more about the organizations supporting Take Back Your Meds.

Take Back Your Meds is a group of over 270 health organizations, police, drugstores, local governments, environmental groups, and others in Washington State who support medicine take-back programs to reduce access to highly-addictive drugs, reduce the risk of poisonings, and reduce environmental contamination.  These organizations support creation of a secure, statewide medicine return program for unwanted medicines from households that is financed by pharmaceutical manufacturers, and that does not rely on state and local government funding. 


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LAW ENFORCEMENT

Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs
Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs (WACOPS)
Washington State Fraternal Order of Police
King County Police Chiefs Association
Adams County Sheriff Edmonds Police Department
Asotin County Sheriff Ephrata Police Department
Benton County Sheriff Everett Police Department
Chelan County Sheriff Evergreen State College Police Department
Clallam County Sheriff Gold Bar Police Department
Clark County Sheriff Granger Police Department
Columbia County Sheriff Granite Falls Police Department
Cowlitz County Sheriff Hoquiam Police Department
Douglas County Sheriff Kennewick Police Department
Ferry County Sheriff Kettle Falls Police Department
Franklin County Sheriff Lacey Police Department
Garfield County Sheriff Lake Stevens Police Department
Grant County Sheriff Lakewood Police Department
Grays Harbor Sheriff Longview Police Department
Island County Sheriff Lynwood Police Department
Jefferson County Sheriff Marysville Police Department
Kitsap County Sheriff Mill Creek Police Department
Kittitas County Sheriff Milton Police Department
Klickitat County Sheriff Monroe Police Department
Lincoln County Sheriff Moses Lake Police Department
Mason County Sheriff Mount Vernon Police Department
Okanogan County Sheriff Mountlake Terrace Police Department
Pacific County Sheriff Mukilteo Police Department
Pend Oreille County Sheriff North Bend Police Department
Pierce County Sheriff Omak Police Department
San Juan County Sheriff Othello Police Department
Skagit County Sheriff Pasco Police Department
Skamania County Sheriff Port Angeles Police Department
Snohomish County Sheriff Port of Seattle Police Department
Spokane County Sheriff Prosser Police Department
Stevens County Sheriff Pullman Police Department
Thurston County Sheriff Puyallup Police Department
Wahkiakum County Sheriff Redmond Police Department
Walla Walla County Sheriff Ridgefield Police Department
Whitman County Sheriff Sammamish Police Department
Yakima County Sheriff Snohomish Police Department
South Bend Police Department
Aberdeen Police Department South Snohomish County Narcotics Task Force
Arlington Police Department Stanwood Police Sheriff
Auburn Police Department Stillaguamish Police Department
Bainbridge Island Police Department Sultan Police Department
Bellevue Police Department Toppenish Police Department
Bellingham Police Department Town of Woodway Police Department
Bothell Police Department Tulalip Police Department
Brier Police Department Vancouver Police Department
Centralia Police Department Washougal Police Department
Chewalah Police Department Woodinville Police Department
Cle Elum/Roselyn Police Department Woodway Police Department
Covington Police Department Washington State Patrol - District 7
Darrington Police Department

LOCAL GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC HEALTH

Washington State Association of Counties
Washington State Association of Local Public Health Officials
Washington State Public Health Association
Association of Washington Cities   
Public Health Round Table
Auburn, City of Suburban Cities Association of King County
Bellingham, City of Kirkland, City of
Bothell, City of Kitsap County
Bremerton, City of Kitsap Public Health Board
Burien, City of Kitsap Public Health District
Chelan County Kittitas County Public Health Department
Clallam County Board of Health Lacey, City of
Clark County Lake Forest Park, City of
Clark County Public Health Lewis County
Federal Way, City of Olympia, City of
Garfield County Health Department Pomeroy, City of
Grant County Redmond, City of
Grays Harbor County San Juan County
Island County Seattle, City of
Island County Board of Health Snohomish County
Issaquah, City of Snohomish Health District
Kenmore, City of Spokane, City of
King County Spokane Regional Health District
Local Hazardous Waste Management Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department
    Program in King County Thurston County
Public Health - Seattle & King County Thurston County Board of Health
    

HEALTH, MEDICAL & SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION

American Academy of Pediatrics - Okanogan County Community Coalition
    Washington State Chapter Planned Parenthood Public Policy Network
American Cancer Society Cancer    of Washington
   Action Network PREVENT! The Substance Abuse
American Liver Foundation    Council of Clark County
ARNPs United of Washington State ResCare HomeCare
Association of Advanced Practice Ryan’s Solution
    Psychiatric Nurses San Juan Island Prevention Coalition
Children’s Alliance School Nurse Organization of Washington
Compassion & Choices of Washington Science and Management of Addictions 
Count on Kitsap to Reduce Substance Abuse      (SAMA) Foundation
Cowlitz Substance Abuse Coalition  Scleroderma Foundation, Evergreen Chapter
Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, Snohomish County Community Mobilization 
   Northwest Region  Snohomish Regional Drug Task Force
Des Moines Senior Services  Snoqualmie Valley Community Network
    Advisory Committee Stevens County Substance Abuse Coalition
Eastside Community Network TOGETHER!  (Thurston County)
Ferry County Community Mobilization  Trilogy Recovery Community (Walla Walla)
Ferry County Drug Endangered Children Wahkiakum Community Network
Full Life Care Washington Association for Substance
Grays Harbor Community Network    Abuse and Violence Prevention
Greater Spokane Substance Abuse Washington Chapter of the American
   Council (GSSAC)    College of Emergency Physicians
Home Care Association of Washington Washington East Asian Medicine Association
Institute for Neurotoxicology & Washington HIV/AIDS Community
   Neurological Disorders    Advocacy Network (WHACAN)
King County Community Organizing Washington Poison Center
   Program Core Advisory Board Washington Private Duty Association
Kitsap County Substance Abuse Washington State Association of
   Advisory Board     Occupational Health Nurses
Kitsap Mental Health Services Washington State Hospice & Palliative 
Klickitat County Coalition Against    Care Organization
   Substance Abuse Washington State Long-Term Care
Lifelong Aids Alliance    Ombudsman
Lincoln County Alcohol/Drug Center Washington State Medical Association
March of Dimes Washington State Nurses Association
North Pierce County Community Coalition Washington State Psychological Association

PHARMACIES, ASSOCIATIONS,
WORKING FAMILY & CITIZEN'S GROUPS                

AARP, Washington Jim's Pharmacy, Sequim
Association of Northwest Pharmacies League of Women Voters of  Washington
Association of Western Retired Public Employees Council of
   Pulp & Paper Workers    Washington
Bartell Drugs Washington State Council of Fire Fighters
CHS Pharmacy North Washington State Labor Council
Group Health Cooperative Washington State Parent Teacher Association
International Association of EMTs Washington State Recycling Association
     and Paramedics Washington State Senior Citizens' Lobby

WATER AND WASTEWATER AGENCIES

Alderwood Water & Wastewater District Pacific Water Systems
Aquarius Utilities Peninsula Light
Asotin County Public Utility District Sallal Water Association
Clearwater Utility Services LLC  Skagit County Public Utility District 
Consolidated Irrigation District Snohomish County Public Utility District
Eastsound Sewer & Water District Tacoma Water
Eastsound Water Users Association Thurston County Water & Wastewater Utilities
GPM Water Systems Thurston Public Utility District
Jefferson County Public Utility District Washburn Waterworks
King Water Management & Treatment Washington Association of Sewer and
   Services Inc.    Water Districts
Kitsap Public Utility District Washington Public Utilities 
Manchester Water District    Districts Association
Nob Hill Association Washington Water Service

NATURAL RESOURCES & WATER QUALITY

American Rivers Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association
Blue Mountain Audubon Panorama Green Team
Citizens for a Healthy Bay People For Puget Sound
Earth Economics San Juan County Water Resource
Earth Ministry    Management Committee
Environment Washington Sierra Club Cascade Chapter
Hama Hama Oyster Company Surfrider Foundation
Hood Canal Environmental Group Taylor Shellfish Farms
Hood Canal Seafood The Nature Conservancy
Island County Water Resources Tri-state Steelheaders
   Advisory Committee Washington Environmental Council
Orca Network Washington Toxics Coalition
National Wildlife Federation Whidbey Watershed Stewards
Nisqually River Education Project WRIA 8 Salmon Recovery Council
Northwest Straits Commission Zero Waste Washington
Pacific Coast Shellfish Growers Association

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Take Back Your Meds organizations support passage of SB 5234 and
HB 1370 during the 2011/2012 WA State Legislative Session.

Links to 2011/2012 bill information on the Legislature's web site:
SB 5234 - Senate versionHB 1370 - House version

View summary of 2011/2012 Washington State secure medicine take-back legislation

Organizations, professional associations, and local governments can join this list of organizations supporting Washington's secure medicine return legislation.  Learn more...

See support resolutions passed by Sheriffs, local governments, and associations. 

Resolutions...


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