BOSTON (WWLP) – Governor Charlie Baker is taking steps to combat the state’s deadly opioid crisis.
More than 1,200 Massachusetts residents died from heroin or prescription drug overdose last year, calling attention to the way people dispose of their unused medications.
Governor Charlie Baker is teaming up with local police departments this Saturday for “Drug Take-Back Day.” It’s a chance for people to dispose of their unused medication without the fear of it getting into the wrong hands. All you have to do it gather up your expired or unwanted prescription drugs and drop it off at a nearby police station.
Baker called it a simple way to help combat the drug epidemic. Baker said, “It just takes a minute, but it’s a simple and powerful way to keep opioids and other prescription medication from being abused.”
It’s important to note that these collection sites will not accept liquids or needles, only pills and patches.
To find a drop-off site near you, click here.