National Drug Take Back Day seeks to rid homes of unused medications

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Thousands of people die each year from drug related deaths, which is why the United States Drug Enforcement Administration seeks to collect all unused medications.
 
Thursday is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, and the goal of the day is to rid homes of unused medications which can create public health and safety concerns.
 
The main concerns, according to the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, or DEA, and from police are that the prescription drugs can be stolen, abused, or ingested accidentally.
 
According to the DEA 46,000 Americans die each year from drug-related deaths, and more than half of those are from heroin and prescription opioids.
 
Inhalers, liquids, over the counter medications and creams, and even pet medications will be accepted at drop-off locations. 
 
They can be dropped off in Green Bay at Bellin Hospital’s drop-off drive-through from 10 AM – 2 PM. 
 
Parking lot of Bellin’s Medical Arts Building at 704 S. Webster Ave., Green Bay.
 
Signs will direct participants through the makeshift drive-through area at the drop-off site.
 
In addition to the annual Drug Take-Back event, Brown County offers a number of medication drop-off sites for safe and convenient disposal year-round. The sites and hours are:
 
Brown County Sheriff’s Office 
2684 Development Drive, Bellevue – front desk
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
For more information, call (920) 448-4219
No sharps or waste
 
Green Bay Police Department
307 S. Adams St., Green Bay – lobby area (use bright orange box)
Accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week
For more information, call (920) 448-3200 from 7 a.m.-10 p.m. daily
No sharps or waste 
 
Ashwaubenon Public Safety 
2155 Holmgren Way – lobby area (use red Rx Drop Box)
Accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week
For more information, contact Terry Rottier at trottier@ashwaubenon.com
No sharps, waste or mercury
 
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Village of Hobart Business Office (Hobart residents only)
2990 S. Pine Tree Road, Hobart
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Any prescriptions and over-the-counter drugs accepted
No sharps or biological material
 
Lawrence Town Hall
2400 Shady Court, De Pere
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Any prescription and over-the-counter drugs accepted
No sharps or biological material
 
De Pere Police Department
335 S. Broadway, De Pere
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Any prescriptions and over-the counter drugs accepted (private persons only)
No sharps, inhalers, hydrogen peroxide or aerosols
 

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