Louisiana State Police accepting prescription drugs for disposal
BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana State Police will be accepting prescription drugs on Saturday for proper disposal and to combat drug abuse.
State Police along with the Drug Enforcement Administration will hold a National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, which aims to provide a convenient and responsible way of disposing prescription drugs while also educating the public about the potential for prescription drug abuse. Prescription drug abusers report that they get their drugs from family or friends. Medicines obtained without medical professionals are more susceptible to misuse.
Additionally, cleaning out prescription drugs from medicine cabinets and kitchens can help prevent accidents, thefts and abuse of the medicine.
According to a report by the DEA, citizens turned in more unused prescription drugs than at any previous events since 2010.
Citizens can bring expired, unused and unwanted medications to the Louisiana State Troop location closest to them from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22.
Directions to the Troop location nearest you may be found by visiting, www.LSP.org, or by calling *LSP (*577).
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