Delaware will hold a Drug Take Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 28 to help reduce the risk of prescription medications being diverted for misuse.
Delawareans can discard their expired or unused medications at 22 locations statewide.
Drugs for disposal must be in a container such as a pill bottle, box, blister pack or zipped plastic bag, with personal information removed. Liquid medications must be in their original containers. Needles, aerosols, biohazard materials, medical equipment and batteries will not be accepted.
Delaware’s Drug Take-Back Day sites for Oct. 28 are:
— New Castle County: Christiana Care Surgical Center, 4755 Ogletown Stanton Road, Newark; Daniel S. Frawley Stadium, 801 Shipyard Drive, Wilmington; Delaware City Police Department, 407 Clinton St.; Delaware State Police Troop 2, 100 La Grange Ave., Newark; Middletown Police Department, 130 Hampden Road; New Castle County Airport, 151 N. Dupont Highway; New Castle County Police Department, 3601 N. Dupont Highway; Newark Police Department, 220 South Main St.; and Wilmington VA Medical Center, 1601 Kirkwood Highway.
— Kent County: Atlantic Apothecary, 103. S. Dupont Blvd., Suite 2, Smyrna; Camden Police Department, 1783 Friends Way; Cheswold Police Department, 691 Main St.; Delaware State Police Troop 3, 3759 S. State St., Camden; Felton Police Department, 24 East Sewell St.; and Milford Police Department, 400 NE Front St.
— Sussex County: City of Lewes Board of Public Works, 129 Schley Ave.; Dagsboro Police Department, 33134 Main St.; Delaware State Police Troop 4, 23652 Shortly Road, Georgetown; Delaware State Police Troop 7, 18006 Coastal Highway, Lewes; Laurel Police Department, 205 Mechanic St.; Milton Police Department, 101 Federal St.; and Ocean View Police Department, 201 Central Ave.
Delawareans seeking help for drug addiction, medical providers seeking information on patient education and treatment resources, or individuals searching for information about naloxone training classes and how to use the medicine, can visit helpisherede.com. The website also features short testimonial videos from Delawareans in long-term recovery, parents who lost adult children to overdoses, a treatment provider and a police officer.