Hudson Valley Drop-off Locations for National Drug Take Back Day
I know I'm not alone in opening up my medicine cabinet or that random drawer in the bathroom that has old and expired random prescriptions that I don't really know what to do with. Some sources say flush em, and others say mix with things like dirt or kitty litter. This year, I say forget about all of that and dispose of it the right way through Take Back Day.
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.
Do your part: dispose of your medications properly. You can find the drop-off location closest to you by clicking HERE and then scrolling down to the collection site locator. There's a bunch of Hudson Valley options to pick from.