National Drug Take Back Day is coming up later this month, and the Roswell Police Department is encouraging residents to bring by outdated prescription drugs for proper disposal in the North Fulton area. Here are the details, per a Roswell PD release sent out this morning:
The Roswell Police Department (RPD) will be collecting potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction during the National Drug Take Back Day, Saturday, October 26th, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Roswell Recycling Center, 11570 Maxwell Rd., Alpharetta, GA.
The RPD is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Keep Roswell Beautiful for the event. The service is free and anonymous.
Many Americans are not aware that medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are increasing at alarming rates, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.
Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, many Americans do not know how to properly dispose of their unused medicine, often
flushing them down the toilet or throwing them away – both potential safety and health hazards.
For more information, please contact Officer Lisa Holland at the Roswell Police Department, 770-640-4422 or visit the DEA’s website at www.dea.gov.