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The prescription for keeping unused drugs off the street

The Michigan State Police is joining forces with the Drug Enforcement Administration and other agencies for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.


The Michigan State Police is joining forces with the Drug Enforcement Administration and other agencies for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.


The day is set aside to give people a chance to dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs.


All 29 Michigan State Police posts will take part in the one-day 'take back' effort from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday. No liquids, inhalers, patches, or syringes are to be accepted. The service is free and anonymous with no questions asked.


"Our 29 post across the state will serve as drop-off points allowing citizens a safe and confidential way to dispose of expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs," said Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue, director of the MSP. "The Michigan State Police is pleased to yet again partner with the DEA to prevent pill abuse and theft by helping residents rid their homes of potentially dangerous prescription drugs."


Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines-flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash-both pose potential safety and health hazards. MSP collection sites can be found below.


Additional collection sites across the state can be found by

clicking here

.


MSP collection sites include the following:



Alcona County

Alpena County

Montmorency County

Oscoda County

Presque Isle County


Alpena Post

3283 West Washington Alpena, 49707

(989) 354-4101



Chippewa County

Luce County


Sault Ste. Marie Post

3900 I-75 BR

Sault Sainte Marie, 49783

(906) 632-2217



Clare County

Isabella County

Mecosta County

Osceola County


Mount Pleasant Post

3580 South Isabella Road

Mt. Pleasant, 48858

(989) 773-5951



Mackinac County

Schoolcraft County


Saint Ignace Post

N430 I-75

St. Ignace, 49781

(906) 643-7582



Lake County

Mason County

Newaygo County

Oceana County


Hart Post

3793 West Polk Road Hart, 49420

(231) 873-2171



Antrim County

Charlevoix County

Cheboygan County

Emmet County

Otsego County


Gaylord Post

563 South Otsego

Gaylord, 49735

(989) 732-2778



Crawford County

Kalkaska County

Missaukee County

Roscommon County


Houghton Lake Post

9011 West Lake City Road Houghton Lake, 48629

(989) 422-5103



Benzie County

Grand Traverse County

Leelanau County

Manistee County

Wexford County


Cadillac Post

7711 South US-131

Cadillac, 49601

(231) 779-6040

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