Drug Take Back Day scheduled April 26
Apr. 22, 2014 PLYMOUTH EAGLE.
Plymouth Michigan News
The Drug Enforcement Administration and Northville Township Police have scheduled the 8th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Northville Township Police Department located at 41600 Six Mile Road.
“This is a great opportunity for those who missed the previous events, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications to law enforcement.
“This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue,” noted Northville Township Director of Public Safety John Werth.
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-more Americans currently abuse prescription drugs than the number of those using cocaine, hallucinogens, and heroin combined, according to the 2009 National Survey on Drug Use and Health.