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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day to take place in SE Michigan

click to enlarge David Smart / ShutterstockCenter Line: Department of Public SafetyClinton Township: Clinton Township Police DepartmentEastpointe: Eastpointe Police DepartmentFraser: Fraser Department of Public SafetyMacomb County: Sheriffs OfficeMt. Clemens: Wilson SchoolRoseville: Roseville Police DepartmentSt. Clair Shores: St. Clair Shores Police Department, St. Clair Shores Kroger PharmacySterling Heights: Sterling Heights Police Department, Fellowship Chapel, Sterling Heights Kroger Pharmacy, Utica United Methodist ChurchWarren: Warren Police Department, Warren Elks LodgeNational Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, a program that provides a safe and environmentally friendly way to dispose of expired or unused drugs, will take place on Saturday, Oct. 26.The program was started partly because teens say medications are easily obtained in their homes and one in seven teens have reported that they abuse prescription drugs to get high, according to a press release. Additionally, according to the National Center for Health Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 70,000 Americans died from drug-related deaths in 2017.CARE of Southeastern Michigan will be working with safety organizations and school districts in Wayne and Macomb counties to provide the free service, including the following locations:A list of all participating locations in metro Detroit can be found at takebackday.dea.gov

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