DOVER — On Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Dover Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the general public one other alternative to stop prescription drug and opioid abuse and theft by ridding their houses of doubtless harmful expired, unused, and undesirable pharmaceuticals in addition to vape pens and e-cigarette units (with batteries eliminated). These objects will be delivered to the Dover Police Department at 46 Chestnut St., in Dover for disposal. The service is free, nameless, and no questions might be requested.
Dover, like communities throughout the state, continues to see the impacts of the opioid disaster. Youth vaping is on the rise and a priority as properly. The Youth Risk Behavior Survey reveals that one third of all Dover High School college students have used an digital vapor product a minimum of as soon as prior to now month.
According to Chief William Breault of the Dover Police Department, “The annual Drug Take Back events play a critical role in the Dover Police Department’s substance abuse prevention strategy. These events provide an opportunity for members of the public to safely and anonymously dispose of their medications and vape devices. This is a key strategy to accomplish the goal of minimizing unauthorized access and potential abuse of these substances”.
According to the DEA, unused medicines which can be flushed down the bathroom contaminate the water provide. Unused pharmaceuticals merely thrown within the trash will be retrieved and abused or illegally bought. To keep away from that, when throwing medicines away, make sure to combine the medicine with undesirable objects resembling espresso grounds or cat litter. There are additionally a number of nameless drop packing containers across the area together with one within the foyer of Wentworth-Douglass Hospital.
The Dover Police Department has additionally partnered with RALI NH to supply free drug disposal baggage to the general public. The baggage will be picked up on the occasion and are additionally out there 24/7 on the police station. The baggage are designed to supply people with a secure option to dispose of medicines at dwelling all year long.
For extra details about the take again occasion and disposal ideas go to the DEA web site at www.DEA.gov. If you wish to be taught extra about how one can become involved, contact the Dover Coalition for Youth at 603.516.3279 or on-line at www.DoverCoalition.org.