It marks the first of two National Drug Take Back Days scheduled for this year and, for Cecil County, it is another opportunity to produce drop-off figures that are competitive with some recent notable numbers here. Removing these drugs from home will also decrease the likelihood residents will become dependent upon them or use them outside of a doctor's recommended guidelines. Officials will be at multiple locations in the area from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. accepting unwanted medications. While liquids, needles and sharps mercury thermometers, oxygen containers, chemo/radioactive substances, pressurized canisters, illicit drugs or other medical supplies can not be accepted, anyone with unused, unwanted or expired medications in pill form is encouraged to take part in the program. If so, the Longview Anti-Drug Coalition will take it off your hands Saturday. There has been a 150 percent increase in the number of drug overdose deaths in Oklahoma over the last 15 years, with prescription drugs being involved in 69 to 78 percent of these fatalities in the last five years, according to the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs.
As a community, it's important we take an active role in safely disposing of these medications to keep our homes and communities safe. If not properly handled, these drugs can pollute the environment and contaminate water supplies. "Young people are particularly vulnerable, and for many, their first access to these drugs is in the family medicine cabinet".
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You can drop off any prescriptions, no questions asked.