New Jersey Drug Disposal Program Begins

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New Jersey Drug Disposal Program Begins

New Jersey Drug Disposal Program Begins

This Tuesday, the The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey and the Sheriff’s Association of New Jersey started up their program to collect unused or unwanted prescription drugs. The collection will take place on November 10 at many locations in New Jersey. The drive is part of The Five Step American Medicine Cabinet Challenge, which also includes:

•Take inventory of your prescription and over-the-counter medicine.

•Secure your medicine chest.

•Dispose of your unused, unwanted, and expired medicine in your home or at an American Medicine •Chest Challenge Disposal site.

•Take your medicine(s) exactly as prescribed.

•Talk to your children about the dangers of prescription drug abuse.


As some people maybe don’t know, the abuse of prescription pills like Oxycontin and Adderall is growing rapidly—especially when compared to clearly illegal drugs like heroin, meth, cocaine, PCP, and marijuana. New Jersey Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa went as far as to call the abuse of prescription drugs an “epidemic” in New Jersey. While some people may believe that using prescription medication is less dangerous than street drugs, in fact they can be more hazardous. Users can mix drugs, overdose, or otherwise put themselves in danger. The best remedy is the same as for any drug: a good drug treatment program.

If you have a problem with drug addiction or dependence, now is definitely the best time to seek help—before something like an overdose or adverse reaction happens to you. Thankfully, there is good help available. Detoxification and behavioral therapy have proven to be effective in treating drug and alcohol dependence. Addicts are often unable to complete treatment on their own or with family members, so it’s very important to seek the right treatment center. At Seabrook, we customize our treatment plans to individual patient’s needs, so you know the help you’re getting is right for you or a loved one. Seabrook has rehabilitation centers in New Jersey (NJ), Pennsylvania (PA), and an outpatient center in New York (NY). Contact Seabrook today for any questions about drugs, alcohol, addiction, and treatment.