Saturday, October 28, 2017 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. This initiative provide single-day opportunities to drop off unused medications at pre-identified, secure locations. Addiction often starts when patients are prescribed powerful opioids for pain. Studies show that most people who abuse opioids obtained them from a friend or family member, and prescription drug users are 40 times more likely to use heroin. According to the CDC, four out of five new heroin users turn to heroin after abusing prescription opioids. During the April 2017 Take Back Day, 217 law enforcement agencies operated more than 230 collection sites in New Jersey, collecting almost 16,000 pounds of prescription drugs. Nationwide, people turned in 450 tons (900,000 pounds) of prescription drugs.
Here is a list of the Medicine Drop Boxes located in Legislative District 40.
- Allendale Police Department – 290 Franklin Turnpike, Allendale, NJ 07401
- Franklin Lakes Police Department – 490 Dekorte Drive, Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417
- Ho-Ho-Kus Police Department – 55 Sycamore Avenue, Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ 07663
- Waldwick Police Department – 15 E Prospect Street, Waldwick, NJ 07463
- Wyckoff Police Department – 1 Scott Plaza, Wyckoff, NJ 07481
- Pequannock Police Department – 530 Newark-Pompton Turnpike, Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
- Riverdale Police Department – 91 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Riverdale, NJ 07457
- Little Falls Police Department – 225 Main Street, Little Falls, NJ 07424
- Pompton Lakes Police Department – 25 Lenox Avenue, Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442
- Totowa Police Department – 537 Totowa Road, Totowa, NJ 07512
- Wayne Police Department – 475 Valley Road, Wayne, NJ 07470
- Wayne Office of Passaic County Sheriff – 435 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne, NJ 07470
For more information on where to find a Medicine Drop Box near you, visit the NJ Consumer Affair’s website.