According to the NY State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, twenty percent of people in the United States have taken prescription drugs for non-medical reasons. As we have learned during the Opioid crisis facing our country, abusing prescription medicines can lead to the use of harder drugs such as heroin, destroying lives and families. That’s where the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day comes in.

This program aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications

January 27 is the date that you can bring unwanted and unused prescriptions to several locations throughout Sullivan County to safely and responsibly dispose of them, Fallsburg Police, Liberty Police, Monticello Police, and the Department of Family Services Building in Liberty.

If you have prescription medications that you would like to discard of safely you can do so on this day thanks to Sullivan County Rural Health Network and Prescription Drug Task Force, Sullivan County Sherrif, Liberty Police, Fallsburg Police, Monticello Police, and Catholic Charities Community Services of Orange/Sullivan.

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