Taking prescription drugs off the street with national program

Taking prescription drugs off the street with national program

Taking prescription drugs off the street with national program

Saturday (April 28) is National Drug Take Back Day and law enforcement all across Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley were hard at work collecting unused prescription drugs. "It takes them out of homes, out of medicine cabinets where someone could have access to those drugs to be used in an unlawful way", said Wade Barnes.

"It is vital for New Jersey residents to take advantage of the resources available to them on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day", said Carolyn Beauchamp, President of NJ Connect for Recovery, a service of the Mental Health Association in NJ.

From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, there are about 100 collection sites open around Minnesota.

But, even with the Take Back Program's success, the pill problem has continued to get worse over the years. "You don't want to put them in the garbage, so when these opportunities come up you take advantage", said Debbie Rada who stopped into the Lakewood Police Department to drop off a large bag of pills.

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The courthouse drop-off location collected almost 300 pounds of discarded drugs today in the Diamond City. The service is free and anonymous, with no questions asked.

All 30 Michigan State Police (MSP) posts also participate in the "Take-Back" initiative by serving as drop-off locations. Knight said she expected Saturday's haul would easily surpass previous numbers.

"Anytime you have a minor surgery, you get a prescription, and you don't use all your prescription or you just forget about, we don't think about those things". "This is the safe way and this gives me a way to save the environment".

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