BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. – In Recognition of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday, Oct. 26, state Rep. Dan Didech, D-Buffalo Grove, is encouraging local residents to drop off expired, unwanted or unused prescription medications at local collection sites.

“Too often, unused prescription drugs find their way into the wrong hands or aren’t disposed of in an environmentally friendly way,” Didech said. “I want to thank the Buffalo Grove Police Department and Sheriff Idleburg for ensuring local residents in our community are able to properly dispose of medications and prevent them from being misused or abused.”

Didech is encouraging local residents to participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day if they have any expired, unwanted or unused prescription medications in their homes. According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.9 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. Local residents can visit Lake County Sheriff John Idleburg’s website at www.lakecountyil.gov for more information or visit the following local sites between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.:

·         Buffalo Grove Police Department, located at 46 Raupp Blvd in Buffalo Grove

·         Harbor Chase of Long Grove, located at 1190 Old McHenry Rd in Long Grove

“If you have unused and unwanted drugs in your home, this is the perfect opportunity to dispose of them in an environmentally friendly manner.  Tossing unused drugs in the garbage or toilet leads to contamination of nature and our waterways.  All drugs collected during this event will be disposed of properly,” said Lake County Sheriff John Idleburg.

Rep. Daniel DidechRep. Daniel Didech

(D-Buffalo Grove)
59th District
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Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
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