RAHWAY–Rahway residents can now join the fight against prescription drug abuse – right in their own homes.
Operation Medicine Cabinet, a day of opportunity to dispose of unused, unwanted and expired medications, has been scheduled for Nov. 14; from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
The program will allow Rahway residents to deliver all of their unused, unwanted or expired medications to law enforcement officials, who can dispose of these controlled substances in a safe and non-hazardous manner.
Currently, more than 70% of people who abuse prescription painkillers say they get them from family or friends, often in the home or right out of medicine cabinets.
The Drug Enforcement Administration, in conjunction with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office,Union County Prosecutors Office and the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey, have come together to support this day and to educate New Jersey residents about the dangers of prescription drug abuse and the easy accessibility of these drugs. This initiative will be held in partnership with several law enforcement and substance abuse prevention organizations.
Rahway residents who would like to turn in their medications can do so at the Rahway Police Department, located at 1 City Hall Plaza, on Nov. 14.
Operation Medicine Cabinet is the first state-wide prescription drug disposal program in the nation. Visit www.operationmedicinecabinetnj.com for more information.
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