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Farmington Public Safety Department hosts Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on October 24

On Saturday, October 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Farmington Public Safety Department will host a Prescription Drug Take-Back Day at the public safety building located at 23600 Liberty Street.  This purpose of this event is to safely and anonymously remove potentially dangerous controlled substances (any medication requiring a prescription) from homes throughout the community. 
Recreational use of prescription drugs is a serious problem among teens and young adults.  According to the National Safety Council, teens are more likely to abuse a prescription drug than an illegal street drug, and 70% of those who have abused prescription painkillers reported getting them through friends or relatives.  Expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs accessible in homes can promote this abuse and cause an unacceptable risk to public health and safety.
Farmington residents participating in the Prescription Drug Take-Back Day must wear a mask when they enter the public safety department.  Unwanted prescription drugs are accepted anonymously in any type of container and no identifying information is required.  LIQUIDS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.  For additional information, contact Deputy Director Ted Warthman at 248-474-5500, Ext: 2238.




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