"1 in 4 teens reports having misused or abused a prescription drug at least once in their lifetime." - Partnership to End Addiction
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
Saturday, April 29, 2023 from 10 AM - 2 PM
BIDDEFORD - TBD
KENNEBUNK - TBD
KENNEBUNKPORT - TBD
Old Orchard - TBD
Saco - TBD
Contact your local pharmacy or police department for more information on Med Return Boxes available year round.
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