DES PLAINES, Ill – In recognition of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, state Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plaines, is encouraging residents to drop off unused and unneeded prescription drugs at local collection centers on Saturday, Oct. 26.

“In order to better protect our community from prescription drug addiction and overdose deaths, I encourage every resident who has unused and unneeded prescription drugs to drop them off at one of the event locations,” said Moylan. “Many of those affected by the opioid epidemic started with prescription and over the counter drugs. The more we do to reduce the number of unused drugs in our homes, the safer our community will become.”

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and health issue. 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.

The Drug Enforcement Administration’s Take Back day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths. Some of the closest locations to the 55th district residents include:

  • Des Plaines Police Department, 1420 Miner St, Des Plaines
  • Walmart, 930 Mt. Prospect Plaza, Mount Prospect
  • Arlington Heights Police Department, 200 E. Sigwalt St, Arlington Heights
  • Elk Grove Village Police Department, 901 Wellington Ave, Elk grove Village

“I would like to commend the Drug Enforcement Administration for taking an initiative and proactively reaching out to the communities in a coordinated effort to reduce the amount of unused and unneeded prescription and over the counter drugs.” said Moylan. “Every little bit helps, and safely disposing these drugs can continue to better protect those you love.”

Rep. Marty MoylanRep. Marty Moylan

(D-Des Plaines)
55th District

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