[Michigan- October 24, 2017]: The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) joins the nation in recognizing Saturday October 28, the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. This program is a partnership program between the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and local police departments throughout the country.
The Dearborn Police Department will be taking back unwanted prescription drugs on October 28, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 16099 Michigan Avenue. You can bring your pills for disposal to Dearborn Police Station. Only pills or patches, expired or unexpired, can be taken back, no needles or sharp objects.
The Hamtramck Police Department is participating in National Drug Take Back Day. On Saturday, October 28th from 10 am to 2pm, staff will be outside the CVS Pharmacy at 9300 Jos Campau in Hamtramck. There will be a drug disposal box inside the Hamtramck Police Department where unused medication can be dropped off 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week. Items that is not allowed include needles, sharps or liquids.
This program helps reduce the supply of prescription drugs that otherwise would end up harming the public health and safety. The public can help prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Also, the method of flushing down unused pills ends up causing serious health hazards to our drinking water.
AHRC salutes the Dearborn Police Department, the Hamtramck Police Department and to all other police departments across the nation and DEA for their leading efforts to promote public safety and public health. We hope the public participates in this free and anonymous service.
“With any problem, such as public health and safety, we can either be part of the problem or part of the solution,” said Imad Hamad, AHRC Executive Director. “By participating in this program, we are all part of the effort to reduce drug abuse and safeguard our water resources for us and for future generations,” added Hamad.
For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the October 28 Take Back Day event, go to the DEA Diversion website (https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/index.html)