Medicine take-back

Hebron - posted Apr, 08 2013

HEBRON- Since 2011, 572 pounds of unwanted medications have been safely disposed of through the locally coordinated efforts of the DEA and the AHM Drug Task Force. Final plans are now underway for the April 27 Take Back Event being held across America. AHM Youth and Family Services, through its Substance Abuse Task Force, will be hosting once again a local site for the sixth National Prescription Drug Take Back Day – Federal Drug Enforcement Agency – DEA. This event is being organized in partnership between the AHM Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention Task Force, the Federal DEA, the Connecticut State Police Troop K, RHAM Regional School District #8, Andover, Hebron, and Marlborough Elementary Schools, and ERASE. The Take Back Event will be held at 85 Wall Street in Hebron, the location of RHAM High School, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Participants wanting to dispose of unused, unwanted and expired prescription and over the counter medications will pull up in cars to a designated drop off point. Participants will remain in their vehicles and volunteers will transport the medications to collection bins for safe disposal. Medications turned in must be in original containers, with names crossed out. The following items will be accepted at the Take Back event: expired or unwanted prescription medications, over the counter medicines, (cough and cold products, pain relievers, etc.), Vitamins and Nutritional Supplements. Items not accepted include illegal narcotics and/or other drugs or needles. Questions can be called into AHM Youth and Family Services at 860-228-9488.

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