Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, a nd Baltimore County Health officials are trying to make it easy for residents to dispose of expired or unused medications at sites around the county.
Utilizing 10 Baltimore County Police Precincts, old medicine can be discarded safely in Drug Drop Boxes. The goal of the program is to fight the public health issue presented by these old medicines, which often contributed to prescription drug abuse. More than 70 percent of prescription drug abusers claim they get drugs directly from friends and family members by stealing from medicine cabinets, a release by the County Health Officer Dr. Gregory Branch said. If you know someone who is struggling with addiction, utilize the county's health department at 410-88-REACH.
“I urge parents and guardians to take inventory of their medicine cabinet and secure all medications that are genuinely needed,” Branch said. “When you don’t take the necessary precautions, your children or other family members could be one pill or teaspoon away from inappropriately indulging in a prescription drug.”
The Drug Drop Boxes can be found at the following locations:
- Precinct 1 Wilkens - 901 Walker Avenue, 21228
- Precinct 2 Woodlawn - 6424 Windsor Mill Road, 21207
- Precinct 3 Franklin - 606 Nicodemus Road, 21136
- Precinct 4 Pikesville - 215 Milford Mill Road, 21208
- Precinct 6 Towson - 115 W. Susquehanna Avenue, 21204
- Precinct 7 Cockeysville - 111 Wight Avenue, 21030
- Precinct 8 Parkville - 8532 Old Harford Road, 21234
- Precinct 9 White Marsh - 8220 Perry Hall Boulevard, 21236
- Precinct 11 Essex - 216 North Marlyn Avenue, 21221
- Precinct 12 Dundalk – 428 Westham Way, 21224