If you don’t properly dispose of the unused or expired prescription drugs in your home, they might find a new one! Pharmaceutical drugs can be just as dangerous as street drugs when taken without a prescription or a doctor’s supervision. The non-medical use of prescription drugs ranks second only to marijuana as the most common form of drug abuse in America. The majority of teenagers abusing prescription drugs get them from family and friends —and the home medicine cabinet. Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, leading to accidental poisoning, overdose, and abuse.

Unused prescription drugs thrown in the trash can be retrieved and abused or illegally sold. Unused drugs that are flushed contaminate the water supply. Proper disposal of unused drugs saves lives and protects the environment.

DON’T BE THE DEALER!

Dispose of your unused or expired prescription drugs Saturday April 28th from 10am to 2pm at the following locations:

Swanton: Swanton Rexall Drugs 44 Merchants Row

Alburg: Alburg Fire Station 60 Firehouse Rd

North Hero: Grand Isle Sheriff’s Dept 3677 U.S. Route 2

South Hero: South Hero Rescue 329 U.S. Route 2

Enosburg: Enosburg Public Safety Building 83 Sampsonville Rd

There are also permanent drug repositories at the following locations:

St Albans: St Albans Police Department 30 Lower Welden Street

St Albans: Northwestern Medical Center 133 Fairfield Street

Richford: NOTCH Pharmacy at 44 Main Street

South Hero: Health Mart Pharmacy 330 U.S. Route 2