National Drug Take Back Day is October 26

Posted on October 23, 2019 by admin


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Last year, nearly 10 million Americans misused prescription drugs. That frighteningly high number poses a critical threat to public health and safety. Since the majority of those drugs were obtained from family and friends, it’s critical that we each do our part to help keep pills from falling into the wrong hands.

If your medicine cabinet is filled with extra pills left over from a prescription or past their expiration date, I want to make sure you know about National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

On Saturday, October 26, the Drug Enforcement Administration will hold its twice-annual Drug Take Back Day, providing opportunities for those with excess drugs to dispose of them in a safe and convenient manner. Across the country, the DEA will team up with local police departments to set up drug drop-off sites. With no questions asked, you can bring leftover, expired or unwanted drugs to local sites and ensure they are safely discarded.

Below you will find a drop-off opportunity in our area on October 26th:

  • From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the New Britain Police Department, located at 10 Chesnut Street will take drop-offs

If you’re busy on October 26th, please know that this drop-off event is not your only opportunity to dispose of medication safely. Every day, you can use drug collection boxes in our community. Below is a drop-off location in our area that is available for your use with no questions asked at any time:

  • Plainville Police Department, located at 19 Neal Court, Plainville

I hope you’ll consider cleaning out the unwanted drugs in your medicine cabinet and participating in this important event.

As always, if you have additional questions or concerns, please contact my office at (800) 842-1423, or email me at William.Petit@housegop.ct.gov. You can also follow my legislative activity on my website at  www.reppetit.com or on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/RepPetit.

Sincerely,

William A. Petit Jr.

State Representative 22nd District – Plainville and New Britain