Operation Take Back: Safely Dispose of Old Prescriptions on Oct. 24
Friday, October 23, 2020
Are expired or unused medications cluttering your cabinets? Saturday, Oct. 24 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, an opportunity to safely discard unneeded medicine. Consider that unattended medication in your home could accidentally be ingested by children or pets, or intentionally taken by someone with a substance abuse problem. Get rid of it!
Operation Take Back is taking place at three locations in Morris County, from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. on Oct. 24:
- Shoprite of Greater Morristown, 178 East Hanover Ave., Cedar Knolls
- Stop & Shop supermarket, 245 Littleton Road, Morris Plains
- ACME supermarket, 690 Millbrook Road, Randolph
Participants are asked to wear a mask at collection sites because of the COVID-19 pandemic. For more details, read the Morris County government’s press release.
If the timing doesn’t work for you, visit https://safe.pharmacy/drug-disposal/ to find a permanent drop-box location near you.
Contact NewBridge Services if you are struggling with a substance abuse problem.
NewBridge Services, a 501c(3) nonprofit, is a leading provider of counseling services, housing and educational programs in northern New Jersey serving nearly 8,000 adults and seniors last year alone. NewBridge treats mental illnesses and addictions; teaches skills for coping with stress, grief and challenging relationships; helps children who have been abused and neglected — and their families — heal; builds and manages affordable housing; offers school-based programs that teach children and adolescents resiliency skills for healthy emotional development; helps young adults succeed in their education and prepare for careers; and supports seniors so they can remain independent. Throughout its 57-year history, NewBridge has remained true to its mission of bringing balance to people’s lives by tracking shifts in communities’ needs and providing innovative, effective programs to meet them.