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Keyword: national prescription drug take back day

Every Day is Take Back Day in Baltimore County

Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch, the Baltimore County Health Officer and Director of Health and Human Services, encourages residents to dispose of unused and expired medications at one of the ten designated drop-off locations throughout the County.

The U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration has declared Saturday, October 27, 2018 as National Prescription Drug Take Back Day and is encouraging the safe, convenient and responsible disposal of unused or expired prescription drugs. “Baltimore County is joining this national observance – and has established drug drop box locations throughout the county not just on October 27 but year-round, seven days a week, 24 hours a day,” said Dr. Branch. 

More than 70 percent of prescription drug abusers say that many of the drugs they use come directly from friends and relatives or from their medicine cabinets of friends and relatives. “I urge parents and guardians to take inventory of their medicine cabinet and secure all medications that are genuinely needed,” continued Dr. Branch. “When you don’t take the necessary precautions, your children or other family members could be one pill or teaspoon away from indulging in a prescription drug.”

The drug drop boxes are positioned at these ten police precinct locations throughout the county: 

  • Precinct 1 Wilkens - 901 Walker Avenue, 21228 
  • Precinct 2 Woodlawn - 6424 Windsor Mill Road, 21207
  • Precinct 3 Franklin - 606 Nicodemus Road, 21136 
  • Precinct 4 Pikesville - 215 Milford Mill Road, 21208
  • Precinct 6 Towson - 115 W. Susquehanna Avenue, 21204  
  • Precinct 7 Cockeysville - 111 Wight Avenue, 21030 
  • Precinct 8 Parkville - 8532 Old Harford Road, 21234
  • Precinct 9 White Marsh - 8220 Perry Hall Boulevard, 21236
  • Precinct 11 Essex - 216 North Marlyn Avenue, 21221 
  • Precinct 12 Dundalk – 428 Westham Way, 21224 

If you or a loved one is suffering from an alcohol, tobacco or drug (illegal or prescription) addiction, help is available. Call the Department of Health at 410-88-REACH (410-887-3224).

Revised October 16, 2020               
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