Prescription Drugs 

Too often unused prescription drugs find their way into the wrong hangs 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 it is safely and anonymously. 

That National Prescription Drug Take Bake Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2019 national Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.7 million people misused prescription stimulants, and 5.9 million people misused prescription tranquilizers or sedatives. The survey also showed that the majority of misused prescription drugs were obtained form family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. 

The 2021 Maine Drug Take Back Day collected 24,780 pounds of prescription drugs!

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Helpful Prescription Drug Resources: