Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs on October 26 from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM at Southbury Resident Trooper’s Office
The Southbury Resident Trooper's office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.
Bring your medications for disposal to the Southbury Police Department, Resident Trooper's office, located at 421 Main Street South, Southbury CT.
The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
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 drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including 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.