Club ELEVATED promotes DEA’s Take Back Day

On April 22nd, Club ELEVATED asked community members to take part in the DEA’s yearly drug take back day.

club elevated speaks with fox 5 news
Former ELEVATED member speaks with reporters on the importance of Drug Take Back Day (FOX5 News)

The event was hosted at the San Diego Police Department from 10 to 12 pm with the intention of taking in expired medicine to prevent medication misuse.

Although, this is not the only time of the year to drop off any medicine as the community is able to drop them off at any police station or the new permanent drop off boxes.

ELEVATED members distributed student-designed magnets to promote this message alongside the new boxes available to the community.

The DEA holds this event every year to advise others of the dangers of medication misuse and the effects it can have.

Similarly ELEVATED is educating attendees of the many ways substances can be harmful especially to the developing youth.

In previous years, ELEVATED efforts towards supporting this cause surfaced on news stations showing how youth communities such as the one at Canyon Hills High 

School can make an impact on the increasing rates of medication misuse in the U.S

“I like seeing the work our club does with health groups and other organizations because it reflects how we want to change our youth community as well as people outside of it”, says Treasurer Lio Castañeda.