ALSIP-CRESTWOOD, IL – The National Drug Removal Day is scheduled for this Saturday, April 28, and thousands of law enforcement agencies across the country are organizing drop-offs where residents can safely dispose of unused prescription medicines over the counter. The take-back day is also a great time to remind residents that they can hand in their unused or expired drugs to the Alsip and Crestwood police 365 days a year at:
- 4500 123rd St. , Alsip
- 13840 S Cicero Ave, Crestwood
The events sponsored by the US Drug Administration are held twice a year to help Americans safely dispose of expired and unused prescriptions. Since 201
Increased amounts of opioids are contained in the yield, according to the DEA. Although these highly addictive drugs are prescribed for pain relief, they can be stolen and abused by family members and visitors, including children and adolescents.
Often, the road to addiction to illegal drugs, such as heroin, begins in a doctor's office.
"The abuse of these prescription drugs has fueled the country's opioid epidemic, which has led to the highest rate of overdose deaths this country has ever encountered," Deputy DEA Administrator Robert W. Patterson said in one Statement. "This is a crisis that needs to be looked at from multiple angles – educating the public and removing these medicines from households in the United States prevents abuse where it often starts."
If you have any opioids left when you need them You will want to get rid of those pills so they will not fall into the wrong hands. Visit the US DEA Diversion Control to find a collection point near you.
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