In 2010, RAYSAC and the Western Virginia Water Authority partnered to address the environmental and health risks involved in the improper disposal and misuse of prescription drugs, an issue that impacts our entire community. The task force includes individuals from the following areas: nursing, medicine, pharmaceutical, education, substance abuse prevention, substance abuse treatment, law enforcement, fire and emergency services, waste management, environmental protection, parents, grandparents and concerned citizens.  For more information about opioid abuse in the Roanoke Valley, click here. If you would like to get involved, contact

In September of 2010, RAYSAC and the Western Virginia Water Authority participated in the first annual National DEA Drug Take Back in Roanoke City.  From this partnership, the Rx Task Force was formed. Since 2010, RAYSAC and WVWA have participated in bi-annual drug take backs and over 26,000 pounds of medication have been destroyed. For more information about the upcoming DEA Take Back, click here