Jessica Spurrier, the Juneau Opioid Work Group Facilitator for JAMHI Health & Wellness, Inc., holds up a drug deactivation bag on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. The bags make unused prescriptions safe to dispose of. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Jessica Spurrier, the Juneau Opioid Work Group Facilitator for JAMHI Health & Wellness, Inc., holds up a drug deactivation bag on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. The bags make unused prescriptions safe to dispose of. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Video: How to destory your narcotics

Bags available at most pharmacies

Jessica Spurrier, the Juneau Opioid Work Group Facilitator for JAMHI Health & Wellness, Inc., explains the use of a drug deactivation system bag on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. The bags make unused prescriptions safe to dispose of.

Read more about how the opioid crisis still cuts deep in Alaska here.


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