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Safely Discarding Unused Prescription and Over the Counter Medication Can Help Prevent Drug Abuse

ESSEX COUNTY EXECUTIVE DIVINCENZO AND ADAPT ANNOUNCE PLANS FOR DRUG TAKE BACK DAY ON SATURDAY, APRIL 27th

On Thursday, April 18th, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. (center) and the Essex County Division of Community Health joined with the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration, the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team (ADAPT), the Essex County Police Chief’s Association and the Essex County Crime Prevention Officers Association to announce plans for Drug Take Back Day and raise awareness about the dangers of prescription and over the counter drug abuse. Drug Take Back Day will be held in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Take Back Day on Saturday, April 27th at 16 permanent collection sites and four temporary collection sites at local municipal police departments throughout Essex County. With the County Executive are (from left) Family Connections Executive Director Jacques Hryshko, Essex County Coordinator of Community Health Eileen Fishman, US Health and Human Services Executive Officer Dennis Gonzalez, Essex County Prosecutor Ted Stephens, DEA Special Agent in Charge Susan A. Gibson, ADAPT Coalition Manager Joel Torres, Nutley Public Safety Commissioner Al Petracco, Detective Lieutenant Anthony Montanari of the Nutley Police Department, Nutley Mayor Joseph Scarpelli, Captain Robert Irwin from the Nutley Police Department, Assemblyman Ralph Caputo and Capt. Nick Neri from the Nutley Police Department. (Photo Courtesy of Essex County)
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Some of the most dangerous substances in your home are the unused prescription and over the counter medication in your bathroom closet. Youth may sneak pills and use them out of curiosity, but there is a real danger that this could lead to more severe drug abuse.”
Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr.

On Thursday, April 18th, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. (center) and the Essex County Division of Community Health joined with the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration, the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team (ADAPT), the Essex County Police Chief’s Association and the Essex County Crime Prevention Officers Association to announce plans for Drug Take Back Day and raise awareness about the dangers of prescription and over the counter drug abuse. Drug Take Back Day will be held in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Take Back Day on Saturday, April 27th at 16 permanent collection sites and four temporary collection sites at local municipal police departments throughout Essex County. With the County Executive are (from left) Family Connections Executive Director Jacques Hryshko, Essex County Coordinator of Community Health Eileen Fishman, US Health and Human Services Executive Officer Dennis Gonzalez, Essex County Prosecutor Ted Stephens, DEA Special Agent in Charge Susan A. Gibson, ADAPT Coalition Manager Joel Torres, Nutley Public Safety Commissioner Al Petracco, Detective Lieutenant Anthony Montanari of the Nutley Police Department, Nutley Mayor Joseph Scarpelli, Captain Robert Irwin from the Nutley Police Department, Assemblyman Ralph Caputo and Capt. Nick Neri from the Nutley Police Department. (Photo Courtesy of Essex County)

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