FOR RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 27 NATIONAL TAKE-BACK DAY. THE PREVENTION COUNCIL ALONG WITH LOCAL, STATE AND FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT TO “TAKE BACK” UNWANTED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS ACROSS SARATOGA COUNTY
On Saturday, September 27th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, several locations in Saratoga County will be taking back unwanted prescription drugs. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.
Participants may dispose of solid, non-liquid medication(s) by removing the medication from its container and disposing of it directly into a disposal box. This includes prescription and non- prescription, over-the-counter medications. Blister packages are acceptable without the medications being removed. Prescription cough syrups will be accepted, however, the liquids must be in their original packaging. It is important to note that needles, sharps, syringes with needles, aerosols, or pressurized containers, thermometers, bloody or infectious waste or hydrogen peroxide will not be accepted.
Saratoga Based Take-Back Locations:
Ballston Spa Police Department NY State Police
30 Bath Street Clifton Park Public Safety Building
Ballston Spa, NY 12020 5 Municipal Plaza, State Route 146
Clifton Park, NY 12065
Malta – Stillwater EMS Clifton Park-Halfmoon Emergency Corps.
2449 State Route 9 15 Crossing Boulevard
Ballston Spa, 12020 Clifton Park, NY 12065
CVS Parking Lot Saratoga Hospital
12 South Central Avenue 211 Church St.
Mechanicville, NY 12118 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Saratoga Springs Police Dept.
Behind City Hall—Maple Ave.
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Sponsored by The Prevention Council, Ballston Spa Police Department, Mechanicville Police Department, Saratoga County District Attorney’s Office, Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department and Saratoga Springs Police Department.