Drug Take Back Day on April 27

Candia Police taking back unwanted prescription drugs on April 27, 2019 at the Candia Fire Department from 10am-2pm.

Drug Take Back Day

Candia, NH – On Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Candia Police Department  and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  Bring your pills for disposal to Candia Fire Department, 11 Deerfield Road.  (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.)

The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Last fall Americans turned in 457 tons (914,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at more than 5,800 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,700 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in more than 10 million pounds - more than 5,400 tons - of pills.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.  Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's National Survey on Drug Use and Health shows year after year that the majority of misused and abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including someone else's medication being stolen from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.

For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the April 27 Take Back Day event, go to www.DEATakeBack.com.

Source: Police Department

Category: Candia Police Notices

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