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Kennesaw Police host Drug Take-Back Day

Kennesaw Police host Drug Take-Back Day

"DEA remains hard at work to establish just such a drug disposal process, and will continue to offer take-back opportunities until proper regulations are in place".

The 13th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, April 29 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

The Take Back Day and Permanent Collection services are free.

This initiative addresses vital public safety and public health issues. Windsor County Prevention Partners coordinator, Courtney Hillhouse states that, "Nearly 70 percent of people age 12 and older who abused prescription painkillers got them from friends or relatives, many times right from the medicine cabinet". Rates of prescription drug abuse in the United States are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.




Meanwhile, several civic groups in Nevada are helping to promote the event, and they say the need for the program is evident based on how many pills are turned in. "It is critical that residents understand that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines pose potential safety and health hazards", said Sheriff John McMahon.

Last October, Americans turned in 366 tons (more than 730,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at nearly 5,200 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,000 of its state and local law enforcement partners.

Any questions regarding the event please call the Milford Police Crime Prevention Unit at (203) 874-2366 or visit the DEA website at dea.gov and click on "National Prescription Take-Back Day" for more information.

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