Drug Take Back Day is October 26

Posted on October 14, 2019 by admin


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Saturday, October 26th is National Drug Take Back Day. The Take Back Day is part of the DEA’s National Take Back Initiative to safely dispose of unwanted medications.

Collection sites are set up throughout the area, including:

Waterbury

Waterbury Police Department

255 East Main St., Waterbury, CT

Wolcott

Wolcott Police Department

225 Nichols Rd., Wolcott, CT

Naugatuck

Naugatuck Police Department

211 Spring St., Naugatuck CT

Help prevent over-the-counter (cough medicine, pain relievers, etc.) and prescription drug abuse by dropping off any unwanted, expired, or unused medicines, vitamins, or nutritional supplements. All medications must be in original containers, with all names crossed out.

**The service is free and anonymous, no questions will be asked**

No needles or sharps will be accepted.

Examples of sharps include:

·        Needles – hollow needles used to inject drugs (medication) under the skin

·        Syringes – devices used to inject medication into or withdraw fluid from the body Lancets, also called “fingerstick” devices – instruments with a short, two-edged blade used to get drops of blood for testing. Lancets are commonly used in the treatment of diabetes.

·        Auto Injectors, including epinephrine and insulin pens – syringes pre-filled with fluid medication designed to be self-injected into the body

·        Infusion sets – tubing systems with a needle used to deliver drugs to the body.

Connection needles/sets – needles that connect to a tube used to transfer fluids in and out of the body. This is generally used for patients on home hemodialysis.