Clarksville, TN – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is again partnering with the DEA to collect unused medications and dispose of them properly.
From 10:00am to 2:00pm on Saturday, September 26th, deputies will be stationed at the Walgreens at 1954 Madison Street in Clarksville to collect the medications.
The National Prescription Drug Take-Back addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.Many Americans are not aware that medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse.
Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are at alarming rates, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.
Studies show that many abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.
In addition, many Americans do not know how to properly dispose of their unused medicine, often flushing them down the toilet or throwing them away – both potential safety and health hazards.