According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. A recent survey on drug use showed that 6.4 million Americans abused controlled prescription drugs. Unfortunately, the majority of these drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.
That’s why this opportunity on October 28th is so important to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.
Turn in your unused or expired prescription medication for free so that they may be safely disposed at: the Academy Building parking lot at 2143 Main Street in Glastonbury from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., or, the Manchester Police Department lobby at 239 East Middle Turnpike. Please note that the take-back box at Manchester PD is permanently available to residents 24/7.
Please visit takebackday.dea.gov for more information on local treatment centers for substance abuse and mental illnesses, medication-assisted treatment, Naloxone (which has reportedly reversed over 26,000 opioid overdoses since 1996), and other prescription take-back locations.