WARREN, NJ - A  "National Prescription Drug Take Back Day" to dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs has been scheduled by the  Drug Enforcement Administration. (DEA)

Residents can bring these drugs to the Warren Township Department of Public Works, 1 Bardy Road, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22. 

Syringes and other sharp instruments will not be accepted.

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Studies have shown that more than seven million Americans now abuse prescription drugs. About 2,500 teens use prescription drugs each day in order to get high for the first time.

And studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including the home medicine cabinet.

Contact Lt. Herbert Hentschel at the Warren Township Police Headquarters (908) 753-1419 or hhentschel@warrenpolice.com with any questions.