Submitted by U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
Take-back programs are the best way to dispose of expired or unused medicines. Drugs can be dropped off at the following locations on Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• Littleton Center main parking lot; 2255 W. Berry Ave.
• Streets at Southglenn: 6801 S. University Blvd., Centennial
• Miller Field parking lot: 3600 S. Elati St., Englewood
• Cherry Hills Village Police Department: 2460 E. Quincy Ave.
• Douglas County Sheriff’s Office: 9250 Zotos Drive, Highlands Ranch
Unused or expired prescription medications are a public-safety issue, leading to accidental poisoning, overdose, and abuse. Pharmaceutical drugs can be just as dangerous as street drugs when taken without a prescription or a doctor’s supervision.
The non-medical use of prescription drugs ranks second only to marijuana as the most common form of drug abuse in America. The majority of teenagers abusing prescription drugs get them from family and friends – and the home medicine cabinet.
Unused prescription drugs thrown in the trash can be retrieved and abused or illegally sold. Unused drugs that are flushed contaminate the water supply. Proper disposal of unused drugs saves lives and protects the environment.
For more information about the DEA, visit www.justice.gov/dea/.
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