Prescription Drug Take Back Day- October 23:

SAFELY DISPOSE OF USED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS AS PART OF TAKE BACK DAY

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2021 FROM 10 AM UNTIL 2 PM AT AREA LOCATIONS

 

The Macomb County Community Mental Health Office of Substance Abuse (MCOSA) encourages Metro Detroiters to participate in safe prescription drug disposal through the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Prescription Drug Take Back Day, this Saturday, October 23, 2021. The DEA partners with local law enforcement and area businesses safely collect and dispose of tablets, capsules, patches, and other solid forms of prescription drugs. Liquids, syringes and other sharps, and illegal drugs are not be accepted. DEA also accepts vaping devices and cartridges, as long as any lithium batteries are removed.

 

Safe disposal is vital to combating drug misuse; studies have found that a majority of abused prescription drugs are accessed through family and friends. Disposing of unused medications at these drop off sites, or with local law enforcement throughout the year is also safer for the environment; as flushing medications down the toilet or sink may contaminate the water supply.

 

Local Drop off locations include:

Beaumont Sterling Heights Family Medicine Center  44250 Dequindre, Sterling Height

Center Line Department of Public Safety  7070 E 10 Mile Rd, Center Line

Chesterfield Twp Police Department  46525 Continental Drive, New Baltimore

Clinton Township Police Department  37985 S. Groesbeck Hwy, Clinton Twp

Elks Lodge  25950 Schoenherr, Warren

Fraser Department of Public Safety  33000 Garfield Rd, Fraser

Kroger   22801 Harper Ave, St Clair Shores, MI 48080

Macomb Community College Center Campus  44575 Garfield, Clinton Township

Macomb Community College South Campus  14500 Twelve Mile,Warren

Macomb County Sheriff Office  43565 Elizabeth Rd, Mt Clemens

New Baltimore Police Department  37885 Green St., New Baltimore

Romeo Police Department  121 West St Clair Street, Romeo

Roseville Police Department  29753 Gratiot Ave, Roseville

St. Michaels Catholic Church  40501 Hayes, Sterling Heights

Sterling Heights Police Department  40333 Dodge Park Rd, Sterling Heights

United Methodist Church 8650 Canal Rd, Sterling Heights

Walmart  29176 Van Dyke Ave, Warren

Warren Police Department  29900 South Civic Center Blvd, Warren

Warren Police Department Station South  23151 Van Dyke Ave, Warren

Wilson School  58 S. Wilson Blvd, Mt Clemens

 

Additional locations can be found at: Take Back Day (dea.gov)

 

Anyone struggling personally with substance use can contact Macomb County Community Mental Health at 855-99-MCCMH or our Crisis line 24 hours per day at 586-307-9100.

 

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