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National Drug Take Back Day on Sept. 26, 2015



    National Drug Take Back Day on Sept. 26, 2015

    Cities across the country will be participating in National Drug Take Back Day on Sat., Sept. 26.

    Manchester, New Hampshire, a city plagued by the heroin epidemic, is among the locations particpating. 

    Chief Enouch "Nick" Willard says the takebacks will take place at the below locations between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. 

    The Elliot Pharmacy at River's Edge

    175 Queen City Ave. 

    New Hampshire National Guard Armory

    771 Canal St.

    Catholic Medical Center parking lot 

    Located south of the parking garage 

    The Manchester Police Department is partnering with Elliot Health System, Catholic Medical Center and the New Hampshire National Guard Counter Drug Task Force. 

    The DEA can accept pills and patches, but cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps. 

    The goal is to have every citizen turn in their unused, expired or unwanted prescription medication, so it can be safely discarded. 

    Last year, the National Take Back Day program included over 4,000 law enforcement agencies with over 5,400 collection sites. Over 309 tons of prescription drugs (617,150 lbs.) were properly disposed of and kept out of reach of unintended people, such as kids and others who may have a drug addiction/dependency.

    Click here to find a DEA collection site near you.

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