Center For Family Life and Recovery Announces Community Take Back Days in October 2022

The Center for Family Life and Recovery (CFLR) announces its Fall Take Back Days. Since October 2016, CFLR has been committed to enhancing prevention efforts in the community to decrease risky behaviors, addiction, and overdoses by promoting the Med Return Units and Community Take Back Days. CFLR monitors pounds collected during these events and over 23,000 pounds (about the weight of a school bus) to date and hopes to reach its goal of 30,000 pounds by the end of October 2023.

Center for Family Life and Recovery as part of their growing Oneida County Prevention Services, and in conjunction with the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office, and Local Police Departments are working together in collaboration to “Take Back” unused/or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications, including pet medications by offering drive-through events.

Date: Thursday, October 26th, 2022 (Drive-through, Rain or Shine)

Time: 10am- 1pm

Location Site: 50 Forward Verona Beach

6734 NYS Route 13

Verona Beach NY 13162

Date:  Saturday, October 29th, 2022 (Drive-through, Rain or Shine)

Time: 10am- 2pm

Location Site: Utica Train Station

Railroad Street

“Take back days are a great opportunity to get rid of over-the-counter or prescription medications that may be expired or unused, (including pet medications) and a safe and effective way to clean out your medicine cabinet,” Says Cassandra Sheets, CEO of CFLR. “It is important to dispose of them properly to reduce risk from accidental exposure or intentional misuse or abuse along with overdose.”

Please be a part of CFLR’s goal of reaching 30,000 pounds, you can help by checking your medicine cabinet today and dropping off your items at one of the drive-through events.

Center for Family Life and Recovery, Inc. is proud to be the area’s leading expert in advocacy, prevention, counseling, and employee assistance programs. Along with supporting individuals and families struggling with addiction and recovery, mental health, and behavioral issues, CFLR’s goal is to inspire hope, provide help, promote wellness, and transform lives. To learn more, visit

Posted by Jenn Beach Brillante