(Madbury, NH) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement urging Granite Staters to participate in Drug Take Back Day, a national event hosted by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). There are drop off locations across New Hampshire for Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 28, where the public can drop off old and unused prescription drugs to be safely disposed of. The nearest drop off location can be located on the DEA’s website.
“Drug Take Back Day is an important reminder that all Granite Staters can play a role in fighting the opioid epidemic,” said Shaheen. “By cleaning out cabinets of old and unused prescription drugs and safely disposing of them, you’re protecting your family, friends and community. I urge Granite Staters to find your drop-off location and get all unused and expired medications out of your homes. Drug Take Back Day is also an important reminder that drop off stations are available throughout the year in New Hampshire and I encourage everyone to make themselves aware of their nearest location. There is no silver bullet for the opioid crisis, but if we all pitch in we can make our communities stronger and safer.”