1 in 7 high school students reported misusing
prescription opioids once in their lifetime.


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 April of each year, the National Prescription Drug Take Back 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 from 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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Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Saturday, April 30th from 10 AM - 2 PM

BIDDEFORD - Public Works, 371 Hill Street
KENNEBUNK - Police Station, 4 Summer Street
KENNEBUNKPORT - Police Station, 101 Main Street
Old Orchard - Police Station, 16 E. Emerson Cummings Blvd.
Saco - Police Station, 20 Storer Street

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