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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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