On April 13th, 2017 ADAPT (Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team) will be hosting our 2nd Annual Spring Cleaning Conference. This is an effort to promote the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day taking place on April 29th, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
This initiative encourages people to dispose of their old and unused prescription drugs at their local police station. In addition, it serves as an education to the public regarding the potential for abuse related to prescription and over-the-counter medication. Residents are invited to visit disposal sites at 19 police departments throughout Essex County. Residents are also urged to dispose at 16 locations that have permanent collection sites where they can dispose of medication 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
“We ask that residents clean out their medicine cabinet and visit their nearest permanent or temporary prescription medication collection site to discard their old or unused prescriptions and over-the-counter medications,” said Joel Torres, Manager of ADAPT. “The DEA National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day and the permanent collection sites provide safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of medications while giving us an opportunity to educate the general public about the potential for the abuse of medications,” he added.
Learn more about these events and find your nearest permanent collection site by visiting www.essexadapt.org.