Acadiana plans to take part in National Drug Take Back Day Saturday

Just some of the bags of pills collected to incinerate

Just some of the bags of pills collected to incinerate

The office collected 700 pounds of medications at its last such event in October, according to the release.

The Greenwood Lake Police & Coalition would like to remind residents of National Drug Give Back Day on Sat., Apr. 28.

City staff will be on hand at the Public Safety Center from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. for the disposal event. "We want to keep them away from children and away from people who aren't supposed to have them". About 42 percent of teenagers report they have misused or abused a prescription drug from their parents' medicine cabinet. "I encourage all New Mexicans to participate in this free service to get rid of any unused, unwanted or expired medication in the home". "Unused and expired medications pose a real opportunity to those seeking to use them illegally".

Cordant's Prescription Take-Back Program, takebackprogram.org, allows patients to place their unused drugs in nondescript take-back envelopes with prepaid mailing labels and deposit in any U.S. Postal Service mailbox. Also, 6.4 million people abused prescription drugs, and a majority of those pharmaceuticals were obtained from friends and family, according to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. If you can't make it to a take back event, visit www.countitlockitdropit.org to find a drop-off box near you.

The drug take-back includes: Prescription - controlled and non-controlled - and over-the-counter medications, creams, liquids in the original packaging, nonaerosol sprays, inhalers, ointments, patches, pet medications, vials, and needles and sharps - accepted at the Marshfield location only.

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