About 70 percent of people who abuse prescription pain relievers get them from friends or relatives.
Doylestown Hospital will serve as a host site for this year's National Prescription Drug Take-Back event on Saturday, October 22 from 10 am to 2 pm in the Main Lobby. Community members are invited to turn in their unused, unneeded or expired medications for safe disposal. The event is staffed by Doylestown Township Police, and is a free and anonymous service.
The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.Medicines in the home are a leading cause of accidental poisoning and flushed or trashed medicines can end up polluting our waters. Rates of prescription drug abuse are alarmingly high — over half of teens abusing medicines get them from a family member or friend, including the home medicine cabinet, and often without their knowledge.
The national event is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice's Drug Enforcement Administration. The local event is supported by the Bucks County commissioners and is made possible by a grant through the Bucks County Drug and Alcohol Commission, Inc. For more information, call TODAY, Inc. at 215-968-4713.
Location: Doylestown Hospital, Main Lobby, 595 W State St., Doylestown, PA 18901
Date: Saturday, October 22
Time: 10 am – 2 pm
Learn more about our National Drug Take-Back event
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