Too often unused prescription drugs find their way into the wrong hands, which is dangerous and often tragic. That's why it was great to see thousands of folks from across the country clean out their medicine cabinets and turn them in safely and anonymously.
In both April and October of each year, the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2020 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 10.3 million people misused prescription stimulants, and 9.3 million people misused prescription pain relievers. The survey also showed that the majority of misused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.
The October 2022 Maine Drug Take Back Day collected over 9,390 pounds of prescription medications throughout the state!
Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Each Spring & Fall!
BIDDEFORD - Public Works, Hill Road
KENNEBUNK - Police Station, Summer Street
KENNEBUNKPORT - Police Station, Main Street
Old Orchard - Police Station, E. Emerson Cummings Blvd.
Saco - Police Station, Storer Street
Contact your local pharmacy or police department for more information on Med Return Boxes available year-round.
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