Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

On Saturday, Oct. 29 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Village residents can drop off unused, unwanted, or expired prescription drugs, at North Creek Community Center, 20125 Arrowhead Road, as Montgomery County Police once again participate in the Washington Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA’s) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

This event is a particularly important means for the public to safely dispose of unused and unwanted prescription drugs and prevent their life-threatening abuse. Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is a safe, free, and anonymous opportunity to dispose of unused, unwanted, or expired prescription drugs and is part of a national effort to prevent the increasing problems of prescription drug abuse and theft that continues to occur nationwide. No liquids, creams or syringes will be accepted.

Did you know:

  • Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, leading to accidental poisoning, overdose and abuse.
  • Pharmaceutical drugs can be just as dangerous as street drugs when taken without a prescription or a doctor’s supervision.
  • The non-medical use of prescription drugs ranks second only to marijuana as the most common form of drug abuse in America.
  • The majority of teenagers abusing prescription drugs get them from family and friends—and the home medicine cabinet.
  • Unused prescription drugs thrown in the trash can be retrieved and abused or illegally sold. Unused drugs that are flushed contaminate the water supply. Proper disposal of unused drugs saves lives and protects the environment.

Help make the Village and the county a safer place by properly disposing of unused or unwanted prescription drugs. Montgomery County 6th District Police Officers will be stationed outside North Creek Community Center to accept the medication.

For more information on prescription drug abuse, visit www.dea.gov, www.getsmartaboutdrugs.com or www.justthinktwice.com.

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