Dispose of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription and over-the-counter drugs at the 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Sept. 26. The Highlands Ranch Metro District and Centennial Water & Sanitation District are partnering with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) and Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to host the event in Highlands Ranch.
The Take-Back event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the DCSO Highlands Ranch Substation, located at 9250 Zotos Dr.
The National Prescription Drug Take-Back addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Many people are not aware that medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are at alarming rates, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Many Americans do not know how to properly dispose of their unused medicine, often flushing them down the toilet or throwing them away Ð both potential safety and health hazards.
The DEA’s efforts bring national focus to the issue of pharmaceutical substance abuse, while providing a secure and environmentally-friendly outlet for disposal that will protect our water resources.
For more information visit www.dcsheriff.net or call the Metro District at 303-791-0430.
Founded in 1981 as the local government in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, the Metro District provides a variety of municipal services to this planned community of 93,000 people. Learn more about the Metro District at www.highlandsranch.org
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