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24/7 Medication Take Back

In collaboration with Aroostook County law enforcement and ongoing work with Community Voices, a local substance abuse prevention coalition, POP has helped promote local police departments as no-questions-asked drop- off centers for needles and prescription drugs.

We suggest calling ahead, especially when the local police department is a small force and there is no dispatcher available, to make sure the department is open when you plan to drop off your medication or needles; if the department is not open, you may be able to meet with a police officer at another location for your convenience. (You do not need to give a reason for your call). The local police can also provide you with any information that you need to ensure safe transportation of sharps/needles.

As part of this effort, Power of Prevention helps promote National Drug Take Back Day which is typically held twice a year, once at the end of September and once in April. To learn more about this program from the Office of Diversion Control: http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/index.html.