Join us Saturday, April 30th from 10 am to 2 pm for the Drug Take Back event.
Prescription medications play an important role in the health of many patients. However, expired medications or unused drugs often end up staying in the back of cabinets for months, or even years. Expired drugs can be a significant health risk to toddlers, teens and even family pets who may accidentally consume expired medications. Some expired medications are so potent that a single does could be fatal if ingested.
The misuse of prescription narcotic drugs is becoming a major health problem. In fact, over 46,00 Americans die each year from drug-related deaths, with more than half being from heroin and prescription opioids. 70% of people who first misuse prescription drugs get them from friends, family, or simply take them without asking.
In order to crack down on drug addiction and accidental overdose the DEA has initiated the “Drug Take-Back”. Proper disposal of prescription medication is the safest and most effective way ensure your expired or extra prescription medicine is not accidentally ingested or used illegally.
The Androscoggin County Sherriff’s office will have “Take-Back” locations from 10:00 to 2:00 pm at the following locations:
- Auburn: Bedard Pharmacy 359 Minot Avenue
- Lewiston: Farwell Elementary School, 100 Farwell Street
- Livermore Falls: Livermore Falls Police Department, 108 Lewiston Street
- Poland: Poland Town Office complex lot, 1241 Main Street
- Sabattus: Sabattus Police Department, 190 Middle Road
- Turner: Turner Fire/ Rescue station, 19 General Turner Hill Road
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