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It’s Time Again to Clean-Out Your Medicine Cabinet

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On Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. many local agencies will team-up with the Drug Enforcement Administration to give the public its 15th opportunity in seven years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. For more information about this event and to find locations where to drop off your unused medicines, go to https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/ .   To locate a collection site near you, go to http://tinyurl.com/https-apps-deadiversion-usdo . Americans nationwide did their part to drop off a record number of unused, unwanted or expired prescription medications during the DEA’s 2018 15th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, at close to 6,000 sites across the country. Together with a record-setting amount of local, state and federal partners, DEA collected and destroyed close to one million pounds-nearly 475 tons-of potentially dangerous...
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It’s Time Again to Clean-Out Your Medicine Cabinet

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On Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. many local agencies will team-up with the Drug Enforcement Administration to give the public its 15th opportunity in seven years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. For more information about this event and to find locations where to drop off your unused medicines, click here . Last fall Americans turned in 456 tons (912,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at more than 5,300 sites operated by the DEA and almost 4,300 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 14 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in more than 9 million pounds—more than 4,500 tons—of pills. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets...
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Hidden in Plain Sight Program Provided In South River

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By Melisa Damcevska, Preventionist I On March 12th, 2018 at 6:30pm, parents gathered in South River High School’s Media Center for a presentation that would forever change how they looked at their children’s bedrooms. Hidden in Plain Sight is a parent program that educates parents on the different methods in which an adolescent experimenting or abusing drugs and alcohol can hide substances, paraphernalia and other items in their own bedrooms, often disguised as something completely innocent. A glass knick-knack on a shelf is really a type of pipe used to smoke, an empty, crushed can of soda can double as a makeshift pipe, and even books can have holes cut into them to act as hiding places. Parents in attendance were shocked at the different, inventive ways youth and companies have found to hide substances and use of them. Many may see the event as a reason to panic and rip...
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