Oakland, Macomb Participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Oct 21, 2016 Issues: AntiDrug

ROSEVILLE – Rep. Sandy Levin today announced local collection sites for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, which will take place Saturday, October 22 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs can be dropped off at one of the many participating sites in Oakland and Macomb.

“With prescription drug and opioid abuse continuing to grow, National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is more important than ever,” said Rep. Levin. “I’m grateful to our local anti-drug coalitions and their community partners for the critical work they do to educate communities about the risks associated with drug use and abuse.”

Prescription medicines that stay in home cabinets are highly susceptible to misuse and abuse, and throwing unused drugs in the trash or flushing them down the toilet can pose safety and health hazards.

More information about National Prescription Drug Take Back Day can be found here. A list of collection sites in Oakland and Macomb is available here.