Milton Police Department, Milton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition and Rotary Club of Milton to sponsor Take Back Day
Take Back Day to be held on Saturday, April 27th
According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.2 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that the majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. Milton’s Take Back Day provides an opportunity for residents to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.
This year’s Take Back Day is sponsored by the Milton Police Department, the Milton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition and the Rotary Club of Milton. It will be held on Saturday, April 27th from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Milton Police Department.
According to Lt. Charles Caputo, Milton regularly collects between 250 and 300 lbs. of medication between Take Back Day and the kiosk that is always available in the lobby of the police department. The Rotary Club will be at Take Back Day on April 27th to distribute 200 Deterra® pouches to encourage residents to deactivate their unneeded drugs, thereby providing another way of preventing drug misuse and protecting the environment. Deterra® Drug Deactivation Pouches can help keep prescription painkillers out of the wrong hands. The system is a scientifically proven product that has been independently lab-tested and scientifically proven to deactivate drugs, using a simple 3-step process.
Take Back Day features a confidential kiosk. To ensure confidentiality, please remove all labels from containers.
For more information:
Please head to MSAPC’s website: https://www.milton-coalition.org/