Milton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition announces National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
Please take a moment to go through your medicine cabinet and identify any unused or expired medications in your household.
We ask that you bring them to the Milton Police Station, 40 Highland Street Milton, MA 02186
Saturday September 26, 2015
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The National Prescription Drug Take-Back addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Many Americans are not aware that medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are at alarming rates, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that many abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.
In addition, many Americans do not know how to properly dispose of their unused medicine, often flushing them down the toilet or throwing them away – both potential safety and health hazards.
“Prescription drug abuse is a huge problem and this is a great opportunity for folks around the country to help reduce the threat,” DEA Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg said. “Please clean out your medicine cabinet and make your home safe from drug theft and abuse.”
(quote from DEA website)