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Drug Take Back Day is April 29

Drug Take Back Day is April 29

In addition to the take-back event partner agencies will have prescription drug handbooks for parents, and educational material on safeguarding prescription medications and proper methods of disposal of medications.

- Photo courtesy city of Newport Beach Police Department ©. Hudson police will collect at the department and also in a Wal-Mart customer service area.

Any questions regarding the event please call the Milford Police Crime Prevention Unit at (203) 874-2366 or visit the DEA website at dea.gov and click on "National Prescription Take-Back Day" for more information. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.

Supported by public health coalitions, Take-Back Day aims to prevent prescription drug abuse, a growing problem in the US that claims lives through overdoses and accidental poisonings.

Residents participating in Drug Take back on April 29th have the opportunity to learn more about permanent collection such as locations of drop boxes, hours of operation, and what medication types are accepted. Medicines that are in home cabinets are susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse, the release states, and the rate of prescription drug abuse are alarmingly high. Overall, in its 10 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 5.5 million pounds-more than 2,750 tons-of pills.

"Doing a drug take back prevents people's medication for going elsewhere into the community", explained Nevada PD Officer Marcus Champion.

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