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Editor:

As our communities continue to be impacted by opioid addiction, we are promoting local drug drop boxes to provide a safe and accessible option to dispose of prescription or over-the-counter medications. Emptying the medicine cabinet can prevent children and others from obtaining and misusing these medications. It’s important to properly dispose of unused, excess or expired medications to keep our local waterways from being contaminated. Disposal is free and anonymous at the two permanent drop box locations in our area: the Warren County Sheriff’s Office located at 1400 Route 9, Lake George and Glens Falls City Police Department located at 42 Ridge St., Glens Falls. These sites are open 24/7 and your medication can be in the container or in a bag. Just get it out of your home!

The Community Coalition for Family Wellness (CCFW) in South Glens Falls and The Prevention Council of Saratoga County advocate for proper disposal of unused prescription medications. Take advantage of these permanent drop boxes and keep an eye out for our annual National DEA Drug Take Back Day in April!

Alex Barr, The Prevention Council of Saratoga County, Saratoga Springs

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