Occasionally on this blog we advertise events organized by healthcare providers and law enforcement agencies to “take back” unwanted prescription medications. These events are great but unfortunately are only held a couple of times per year.
Substance abuse and accidental overdose is a problem in North Carolina. According to a News & Observer story published a few days ago, more than 1,000 North Carolina citizens died last year as a result of prescription drug abuse.
Recently, the Apex and Holly Springs police departments both announced they will now have permanent, on-site containers at their stations where unwanted prescription medications can be deposited in an effort to reduce substance abuse and accidental overdose.
Do you have unwanted prescription medication? Drop them off here:
- Holly Springs: Holly Springs Police Department lobby, 110 W. Ballentine St., Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Apex: Apex Police Department lobby, 205 Saunders St., Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
You do not have to be a resident of either town to drop off unwanted medications.