STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Emergency Services &
Connecticut State Police
Public Information Office
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
||Colonel Danny R. Stebbins|
Division of State Police
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TAKING BACK UNWANTED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS
On Saturday, April 27, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Connecticut State Police 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. On Saturday, please bring your medications for disposal to one of the below listed sites:
CONNECTICUT STATE POLICE - TROOP E, Montville
LEDYARD POLICE DEPARTMENT
MONTVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT
EAST LYME POLICE DEPARTMENT
JEWETT CITY RESIDENT TROOPER OFFICE
LISBON CENTRAL SCHOOL
N. STONINGTON RESIDENT TROOPER OFFICE
PRESTON RESIDENT TROOPER OFFICE
SPRAGUE RESIDENT TROOPER OFFICE
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 these 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.
Content Last Modified on 4/23/2013 2:25:34 PM