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Sept. 27 Prescription Drug Take Back

September 27, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, secure, and environmentally responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the about the potential for abuse of medications. Non-medical use of medications is at an all-time high, with 6.8 million Americans reporting having abused prescription drugs in 2012, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) released in 2013. That same study revealed more than 54 percent of people who abuse prescription pain relievers got them through friends or relatives, a statistic that includes raiding the family medicine cabinet.

When: Saturday September 27, 2014 10:00am to 2:00pm


Ballston Spa Police Department
30 Bath Street
Ballston Spa, NY 12020

NY State Police
Clifton Park Public Safety Building
5 Municipal Plaza, State Route 146
Clifton Park, NY 12065

Malta – Stillwater EMS
2449 State Route 9
Ballston Spa, 12020

Clifton Park-Halfmoon Emergency Corps.
15 Crossing Boulevard
Clifton Park, NY 12065

CVS Parking Lot
12 South Central Avenue
Mechanicville, NY 12118

Saratoga Hospital
211 Church St.
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Saratoga Springs Police Dept.
Behind City Hall—Maple Ave.
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866


Unused, expired, unwanted prescription and over-the-counter tablets/capsules

NOT accepted are: Needles, sharps, syringes with needles, aerosols, or pressurized containers, thermometers, bloody or infectious waste or hydrogen peroxide.


Clean out your medicine cabinet!
It’s free and anonymous.



September 27, 2014
10:00 am - 2:00 pm


The Prevention Council