Drug Take Back Day

West Chester, PA_ The Chester County District Attorney’s Office, Chester County Department of Drug and Alcohol Services, the Chester County Health Department and the COAD Group are promoting a County-wide prescription drug take back event to be held on Saturday, April 30th, 2011 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

This national event sponsored by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is a public health effort to address the misuse of prescription drugs, especially among teenagers. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, one in five teens has abused a prescription drug; 70% obtained these prescription drugs from a friend or relative.

Chester County residents are encouraged to bring expired or unused prescription medications as well as over the counter medications to the following drop off sites on April 30th:

Area/Township

Location

Address

Avondale Pennsylvania State Police

2 Moxley Lane

Downingtown

Downingtown Police Dept.

10 W. Lancaster Avenue

EastBrandywine Township Bldg

1212-1214  Horseshoe Pike

Kennett Square

Kennett Square Police Dept.

115 N. Broad Street

GIANT Supermarket

350 Scarlett Road

Malvern:

Penn State Great ValleyCampus

30 E. Swedesford Road

Parkesburg

Parkesburg Police Dept.

315 W. First Ave, Bldg 2

Phoenixville

Borough Hall

140 Church Street

GIANT Supermarket

700 Nutt Road

Pottstown

Lower Pottsgrove Police Dept.

2199 Buchert Road

GIANT Supermarket

86 Glocker Way

Oxford

Oxford Borough Police Station

57 N. Fourth Street

West Chester

Government Services Center

601 Westtown Road

Westtown-East Goshen Police Department

1041 Wilmington Pike

This disposal method also protects our water supplies. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) warns that unused prescriptions poured down the drain or flushed down the toilet may enter streams and rivers.  For more information, call the Chester County Health Department at 610-344-6490 or visit our website at www.chesco.org/health. For additional drop off sites visit the DEA’s website at www.dea.gov