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Kennesaw Police host Drug Take-Back Day

Do you have unused or expired prescription drugs in your home? Local residents can bring prescriptions to the CVS Pharmacy, located at 2782 Cobb Parkway in Kennesaw.

Any questions regarding the event please call the Milford Police Crime Prevention Unit at (203) 874-2366 or visit the DEA website at dea.gov and click on "National Prescription Take-Back Day" for more information.

For this reason, the Twin Peaks station will not participate in the 13th nationwide Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

"These are medicines that were languishing in home cabinets, highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse", NBPD officials wrote in an press release. Rates of prescription drug abuse in this country are described as alarming, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses. Liquids, needles or sharp objects will not be accepted.

The Take Back at the Oneida County sites are from 10:00 a.m.to 2:00 p.m.

Last October, Americans turned in 366 tons (over 730,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at nearly 5,200 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,000 of its state and local law enforcement partners.

A total of 366 tons of unwanted medicines were collected on Take Back Day last October. Officers say they'll take any prescription drugs at the police department from ten in the morning through two that afternoon.

According to the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.5 million Americans abused controlled prescription drugs. In addition, many Americans do not know how to properly dispose of their unused medicine, often flushing them down the toilet or tossing them in the trash can - both potential safety and health hazards.

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