Three Walworth County police departments accepting unused prescription drugs
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WALWORTH COUNTY The Darien, Elkhorn and Williams Bay police departments will participate in the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative, a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration program that helps safely dispose of unused prescription drugs, on Sat., April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The police stations will serve as collection sites for unwanted and unused controlled, non-controlled and over-the-counter substances.
Americans that participated in the third program back in October of 2011, turned in more than 377,086 pounds or unwanted or expired medications at over 5,000 sites nationwide, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
A 2009 national survey by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration revealed that more than 7 million Americans abuse prescription drugs. According to the Partnership for a Drug Free America, each day approximately 2,500 teens use prescription drugs to get high for the first time. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends—and even the home medicine cabinet.
For more information on what types of medication are accepted, contact:
20 N. Wisconsin St.
100 W. Walworth St.
Williams Bay Police
250 Williams St.