Monday, April 8, 2013

April 27: National medicine return day

Since 2006, northeast Seattle teens increasingly report that they abuse ADHD medications and prescription painkillers. One way to prevent teen medicine abuse is to reduce the availability of these drugs in home medicine cabinets. Tell your friends, neighbors and co-workers to bring unused medicines to their local police precinct on April 27 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

This event provides safe and secure disposal of unwanted household medicines, including controlled substances, thanks to all our local law enforcement partners who are providing collection sites. There is no cost to residents to drop-off their unwanted and expired medicines and it's anonymous.

All Seattle Police Department precincts participate in this event. To find other collection sites or to find out more about the event, go to the Take Back Your Meds website.

Publicize the event by posting a flyer on community bulletin boards, at pharmacies and other public locations.

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