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The Ridgewood Police Department will be participating in the DEA NATIONAL TAKE-BACK INITIATIVE

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The Ridgewood Police Department will be participating in the DEA NATIONAL TAKE-BACK INITIATIVE

Ridgewood NJ, On Saturday APRIL 26, 2014 – 10:00 am to 2:00 pm: The Ridgewood Police Department will be participating in the DEA NATIONAL TAKE-BACK INITIATIVE

This program allows residents a safe and convenient way to dispose of unwanted, expired or unused prescription medication. Often, some of these medicines languish in the home and are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high—more Americans currently abuse prescription drugs than the number of those using cocaine, hallucinogens, heroin, and inhalants combined, according to the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Please bring any unwanted, expired or unused prescription medication to the Police department 131 N. Maple Ave and place them in the collection bin located near the Police Desk.

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