In May, officials said almost 15,000 pounds of drugs were collected in New Hampshire, which recently launched a new statewide organization focused on the safe disposal of prescription medication. Arkansas on the last Take Back Day led the DEA New Orleans Field Division with 27,809 pounds of prescription drugs collected, the release states. Expired or unused prescriptions can also lead to accidental poisoning, misuse or overdose.The Drug Take Back Day makes it easy for people to drop off their unused prescriptions. It's a way for folks to safely dispose of expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs.
Police said getting rid of medication you are no longer using can ensure it doesn't end up in the hands of someone who may abuse the medication.
The police department is offering a free and anonymous curb-side drop-off.
"Prescription drugs are highly addictive and can be just as risky and deadly as any street drug", said U.S. Attorney Davis. Participants are encouraged to remove labels or black-out information beforehand.
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The message is, don't flush your expired, unused or unwanted prescriptions, turn them in.
You'll be able to drop off pills at multiple locations across the region.
On a federal level, DEA officials expect on Saturday to top 10 million pounds of prescription drugs collected since the beginning of Drug Take Back Day. Flushing medications down the toilet or throwing them away creates a potential safety and health hazard.