Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Prescription Drug Take Back Day – Saturday, September 26

By Kristen Granatek, Senior Program Manager, Prevention Services

"The Governor’s Prevention Partnership is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection to promote National Prescription Drug Take Back on Saturday, September 26, 2015. This annual event sponsored by the DEA is an opportunity to dispose of unused or leftover prescription drugs in a safe manner.

More than 50 communities across the state are sponsoring prescription drug drop off sites which will be open from 10-2 on September 26. Any quantity of prescription drugs can be disposed anonymously, no questions asked and free of charge.

Click here for a list of communities participating in the DEA National Prescription Take Back on September 26:

The DEA is only able to accept pills and patches – no liquids, needles or sharps may be disposed of at collection sites."

For specific information on permanent drop boxes, including locations and the types of medication that may be dropped off, check the website of the Department of Consumer Protection

For additional information for prevention professionals, Prevention professionals may use the DEA’s resources to promote the National Prescription Drug Take Back, found here.

For parents and concerned adults, visit The Partnership’s parent resource area by clicking here.

To contact Kristen Granatek, email her at or call 860.523.8040 x 53.

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