DEA holds National Prescription Drug Take Back Day nationwide

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The Chemung County Sheriff's Office took part in the Drug Enforcement Administration's Nationwide prescription "Drug Take Back". But, were available during National Drug Take Back Day.

"Prescription drug addiction is just as devastating as heroin addiction", says John Bellan, a substance abuse counselor at Victory Bay Recovery Center. Some have year-round drug disposal boxes for residents.

To safely dispose of liquid medication, Charleston Police Sgt. Trevor Shelor says you should put pour the liquid into a Ziplock bag filled with old coffee grounds or cat litter, seal and place in the garbage.

With the help of police, Erie County is urging people to get unwanted medications out of their homes and away from potential drug users.

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Knight and her fellow volunteer nurses said they had been working with Portland police since the program's inception.

These can be brought to designated collection sites around the country, including more than 30 locations here in Rhode Island.

Those unused or expired pills in your medicine cabinet are a huge concern to your public safety. "We ask, what can to start the drug abuse conversation and the drug take back certainly starts the conversation", explains Jack.

Law enforcement, pharmacies and other organizations across Minnesota are offering drop-off sites for unwanted, unused or expired prescription medications from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. Saturday. "You don't put them in your toliet or in your drain system because they will eventually get in the aquifer", Elly said. "This is the safe way and this gives me a way to save the environment".

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