For too many, addiction begins in the medicine cabinet
Project Medicine Drop provides the opportunity for anyone to discard unused household and prescription medications any day throughout the year. There are now 9 locations throughout Warren County. (And while you’re at it, don’t forget about Grandma’s stash!!)
Each Project Medicine Drop box is affixed to the floor or a wall in a secure area within police department headquarters, well within view of law enforcement officers, in an area where members of the public may dispose of their unused medications. The prominent “Project Medicine Drop” logos make the boxes highly visible and recognizable.
The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs has developed Project Medicine Drop as an important component of its effort to halt the abuse and diversion of prescription drugs. Police departments in Warren County interested in joining Project Medicine Drop should be aware of the requirements. Details are provided in the “Project Medicine Drop Standard Operating Procedure (SOP).”
This initiative builds on the success of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Take Back Initiative and the American Medicine Chest Challenge, which is sponsored in New Jersey by the DEA, Partnership for a Drug Free New Jersey and the Sheriffs’ Association of New Jersey. Both programs provide opportunities to drop off unused medications at pre-identified, secure locations.