Join Hazel Park Community Coalition as we celebrate Prescription Drug Take Back day here in the City of Hazel Park! Currently in the United States, we face the issue of an opioid epidemic. Over-the-counter drugs and prescription pills have been and continue to be abused by community members in every state, nation-wide. The Prescription Drug Take Back Day is a small solution to this problem because it allows the individual to drop off their expired or unused pills to their local drop off boxes; no questions asked. In this way, coalitions across the country are continuing the fight to prevent Americans from utilizing these pills for distribution or to have for their own personal use.
So you may be asking how does this work?
1. Collect all unused and expired prescription or OTC drugs (Advil, Tylenol, etc.) in your house, car, or purse and place them in a clear Ziploc bag. We recommend that you label this bag, "For Prescription Drug Take Bag Day Drop-Off" for cautionary purposes.
2. On April 28th, between 10 am - 2 pm, take the Ziploc Bag down to be placed in the Hazel Park Prescription Pill Drop-Off Box located in the lobby of the Hazel Park Police Department; no questions asked!
3. Leave knowing that your take back is helping fight a crisis that continues to hit hundreds of thousands of people every year.
Can you drop off prescription pills anytime to this box on days besides April 28th? The answer is yes! The box rests in the same place year-round and so is available to the community whenever they would like.