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Eliminating Drug Abuse Threats

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A killer is in your homes, and you aren’t even aware of it. It has been long forgotten and left alone in your cabinets and junk drawers.

What is it, you ask?

Prescription drugs—left over from your last sickness, surgery or injury.

We all have them. You don’t finish off a prescription because you bounce back quicker than expected from surgery, or you simply felt better before you took all your pills. And not knowing how to dispose of them properly has led to you keeping them.

The problem is, someone will find them and possibly abuse them.

Stating some alarming statistics on their website, the Foundation for a Drug-Free World says that everyday in the US, 2,500 youth abuse a prescription pain reliever for the first time. And even scarier, prescription drug abuse causes the largest percentage of deaths from drug overdosing.

So what can you do?

October has been National Substance Abuse Prevention Month to help bring awareness to this danger. One aspect of prevention of drug abuse is eliminating opportunities for prescription drugs to fall into the wrong hangs. Flushing pills down the drain isn’t an option, as it is dangerous for water supplies. The FDA says community-based drug “take-back” programs offer the best option.

That is why here at Mailbox Merchant, we are proud to carry the products of Take Back Express, units specifically designed for medical collection in a secure and safe manner. These units have been used in police departments, law enforcement agencies, TSA, pharmacies and hospitals to help with the collection of expired meds. By providing communities with a place to safely and securely dispose of expired drugs, communities are eliminating drug abuse threats. We hope communities wanting to help curb prescription drug abuse will look into ways they can get these units in their police departments, pharmacies and hospitals.

You can shop today at http://www.mailboxmerchant.com/collection-units/ or check get more information about Take Back Express at www.takebackexpress.com.

Don’t keep expired meds in your home. Do something about it today.