BORDENTOWN TOWNSHIP, NJ -- The Bordentown Township Police Department is holding its annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day to help get rid of expired, unused, and easily abused opioid painkillers and prescription medications sitting in medicine cabinets. 

According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.9 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.

The disposal event, will take place on Saturday, October 24 between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and will also be an opportunity for residents to rid their homes of vape pens and other e-cigarette devices. Syringes, sharp instruments, liquid medications, or solutions cannot be accepted, and batteries must be removed from all devices. Participants in the drop-off should follow social distancing rules. 

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Area residents can bring their medications to the Bordentown Township Police Department located at 1 Municipal Drive in Bordentown. 

The program is conducted nationally by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

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