You shouldn’t dispose of unused or expired medications by flushing them down the toilet. Chemicals from prescription medicines can damage your town’s water treatment system or your own septic system. Instead, bring your expired and unused pills, powders, patches and ointments to a prescription medication take-back event Saturday, July 31 at the Miami Police Station, 740 W. Sullivan St., from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. There’s no need to even leave your car at this convenient drive-through event.
Medications, pills, powders, patches and ointments are accepted - but do not bring needles, inhalers or liquids.
Read more about prescription medication abuse at getsmartaboutdrugs.gov; this thorough website has videos and comprehensive pages that describe and illustrate both drugs and medications ranging from amphetamines and barbiturates to heroin, MDMA (AKA ecstasy or molly), fentanyl, inhalants, kratom, khat, methadone, oxycodone - even peyote and mescaline.