A Message from Burlington County Sheriff’s Department
Prescription drugs, particularly those routinely found in our home medicine cabinets are among the most abused drugs used by our young people today. The 2007 study by the National Study of Drug-Use and Health found that 70% of people who abuse prescription pain relievers say they got them from friends or relatives. A recent study on drug use by teens done by the Partnership for a Drug Free America (PDDA) found that one in nine children are abusing prescription pain relievers to get high.
AMCC a nationwide public health initiative that challenges residents to take the five step Medicine Chest Challenge:
Take inventory of your prescription and over the counter medicine.
Lock your medicine chest.
Dispose of your unused, unwanted, and expired medicine in your home or at an American Medicine Chest Challenge Disposal site.
Talk to your children about the dangers of prescription drug abuse.
Prescription drug abuse is a growing problem in our country, and the easiest way to combat it is to properly dispose of your old medicine. AMCC is the best way to do just that, so dispose of your unused, unwanted or expired medicine at a local collection site listed below.
DROP OFF LOCATIONS
Evesham - Police Department, 984 Tuckerton Road, Marlton
Medford - Police Department, 91 Union Street
Mt. Laurel - Police Department, 100 Mount Laurel Road
Red Lion - State Police Barracks, 1722 Route 206, Southampton Township