We would like to ask the community to bring unused or expired medication to our National Prescription Take Back Day. The Hamtramck Drug Free Community Coalition and Hamtramck Police will be set up outside the CVS in Hamtramck (9200 Joseph Campau) ready to collect your expired medication. Can't make it on the 28th? There is a permanent drop box located in the Hamtramck Police Department lobby, 3401 Evaline Street, Hamtramck, MI. This drop box is available 24 hours, 7 days a week.
Why is this event important? Returning prescription medications to a proper receptacle helps curb prescription abuse and prevents water supply contamination. Prescription drug abuse is the fastest-growing drug problem in the country. Help us by starting with YOURSELF and YOUR FAMILY. Clean out your medicine cabinet of any unused or expired pills and drop them off. No questions asked. Most abusers of medicines, including teens, get the drugs from a friend or relative, often without their knowledge and not from a drug dealer. Protect our youth and elderly from accidental poisoning by getting rid of excess pills.
At this time only prescription medication, over-the-counter medicine, medications for pets, and vitamins can be dropped off. We DO NOT accept liquids, ointment medications, or any sharps. Please mark out all personal information from prescription labels before disposing or better yet, drop all your pills in a plastic bag and leave the bottles at home.