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If you don't properly dispose of the unused or expired prescription drugs in your home, they might find a new one.

Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, leading to accidental poisoning, overdose, and abuse.

Pharmaceutical drugs can be just as dangerous as street drugs when taken without a prescription or a doctor's supervision.

The non-medical use of prescription drugs ranks second only to marijuana as the most common form of drug abuse in America.

The majority of teenagers abusing prescription drugs get them from family and friends--and the home medicine cabinet.

Unused prescription drugs thrown in the trash can be retrieved and abused or illegally sold. Unused drugs that are flushed contaminate the water supply. Proper disposal of unused drugs saves lives and protects the environment.

Take-back programs are the best way to dispose of old drugs. 

Visit for a collection site near you


  •  Take the meds out of their bottles;

  • Mix them with something unappealing like used kitty litter or coffee grounds

  • Seal Them in a bag or disposable container, and throw that away.

 For more information on prescription drug abuse, go to:​

Good Samaritans of Garland


Good Samaritans of Garland, “Good Sam”, was formed in 1983 from an alliance of several Garland faith communities with the intent to provide centrally-located services for neighbors in need of assistance. In 2016, the Board of Directors elected to narrow Good Sam’s assistance to providing food with kindness and compassion to our hungry and food-insecure neighbors living in Garland, Rowlett, and Sachse.


Hunger and food-insecurity are closely related, but distinct, concepts. Hunger refers to a physical sensation of discomfort, while food-insecurity refers to a lack of available financial resources for food at the level of the household.


Many of Good Sam’s housed families are caregivers for elderly parents, raising grandchildren, disabled, or facing a family emergency or other unexpected life challenge. In many circumstances, assistance is temporary and extremely valuable in helping families move forward through a difficult time. Often, food assistance reduces anxiety and helps families from falling further into overwhelming need and hopelessness.


How Good Sam offers assistance is of highest priority. Good Sam’s staff and volunteers welcome all guests with kindness and respect, assuring our guests we are available to help them navigate through a difficult time with food and/or resource assistance. People are our #1 priority!


214 N. 12th Street
Garland, TX  75040


Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Closed noon to 1:00 p.m.

TRUSTED WORLD-helping people help people

Trusted World helps schools meet the needs of their students. Not just the child but the whole family.

Trusted World's ordering system is now on an officer's cell phone or car computer for faster service.

Trusted World removes the need for a clothing closet or food pantry. Allowing them to focus more on their core services

Their Mission

Trusted World provides the best resources, at no cost, to organizations and individuals working on someone else’s behalf

613 Easy Street
Suite B

Garland, TX 75042


Phone - 877-729-0806

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