NATIONAL TAKE-BACK HUGE SUCCESS
Drug Take Back Nets 1/2 ton of prescription medication!
Thank you to all news outlets, police departments, and Macomb County Anti-Drug Coalitions who helped make this Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Take Back effort a reality. According to the DEA, the Macomb County locations collected approximately 1053 pounds of unused and expired prescription medications! Macomb was one of the highest collection counties in Michigan.
Many residents dropped off their old medications so they could be destroyed in a safe manner. By removing these medications from circulation we hope to spread awareness on this rapidly rising trend of prescription drug diversion and abuse. This is a real public health concern and one in which we can all help by reducing availability in our communities.
Michigan collected a total of 9,535 pounds of unwanted or expired medications during the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day last weekend.
Macomb Prevention Network would like the public to know that Macomb County has eight Police Departments that have permanent disposal boxes available 365 days per year. Therefore there is no need to wait for the next DEA event to safely dispose of expired or unused prescriptions.
Locations of permanent boxes:
Clinton Township Police Dept. 37985 Groesbeck Hwy, Clinton Twp., MI 48036 (586) 493-7800
Fraser Police Dept. 33000 Garfield Road, Fraser, MI 48026 (586) 293-1425
Macomb County Sheriff’s Dept.. 43565 Elizabeth Road, Mt. Clemens, MI 48043 (586) 469-5151
Richmond Police Dept. 36725 Division Road, Richmond, MI 48062 (586) 727-4000
Roseville Police Dept. 29753 Gratiot Avenue, Roseville, MI 48066 (586) 775-2100
Shelby Township Police Dept. 52530 Van Dyke, Shelby Township, MI 48316 (586) 731-2121
Sterling Heights Police Dept. 40333 Dodge Park Road, Sterling Hts., MI 48313 (586) 446-2800
Warren Police Dept. 29900 Civic Center Drive, Warren, MI 48093 (586) 574-4700
Citizens can GET INVOVLED and make a difference in their community by joining a local anti-drug coalition. Visit http://www.mcosa.net/Macomb_Coalition_List.asp for a list of coalitions.