Today, state Senator James Maroney (D-Milford) is urging residents in the community to participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 26. Residents are asked to drop off unused or old prescription drugs to assist in the fight against prescription drug and opioid abuse. Last year, nearly 10 million Americans misused prescription drugs and the majority of those drugs were obtained from family and friends.
“National Prescription Drug Take Back Day provides residents with an opportunity to remove unused prescription drugs from their medicine cabinet and improve the public safety and health of our community,” said Sen. Maroney. “Opioid addiction has touched many families across the country. It is all of our responsibilities to do all we can to prevent those from becoming afflicted with this addiction, and additionally to not place those in recovery in positions where they could fall victim to this addiction again.”