You probably have some extra pills in your bathroom – leftovers from when you were sick, or even from when your pet was sick.
Please don’t give into the temptation to throw them into the garage or down the toilet.
Drugs contaminate our ground water. Or, if they are lying around in your home, they could inadvertently be consumed by a pet, a child, or I hate to say it, but someone with a drug problem.
The best thing to do is to hand them in through one of the drug take-back programs.
A national, drug take-back program is coming up on Saturday, October 28. The program is anonymous. All you have to do is have the pills in packaging, whether in a plastic bag or original containers. No one will ask you any questions.
Collection points are conveniently located, and probably relatively near where you live.
Delaware Health and Social Services has a list posted of all the places you can drop them off. http://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dph/hsp/files/hhdrugtboct2017.pdf
For those of you who do not live in Delaware, the Drug Enforcement Division of the U.S. Department of Justice also can steer you to a drop-off location. Please visit this website.
I will thank you in advance for participating in this collection.