Prescription Drug Take Back Day is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, Washington County Sheriff, W. Samuel Hill, has coordinated collection sites for safe, anonymous disposal of prescription drugs:

 - Washington County Sheriff’s, 10 Elm St., Montpelier.

 - Montpelier Police.

 - Barre City Police, 15 Fourth St.

 - Northfield Police, 110 Wall St.

 - Kinney Drugs, 800 US Route 302 in Berlin.

 - Kinney Drugs, 80 South Main St. in Waterbury.

  - The Medicine Shoppe, now at 20 Main St. in Barre (until 1 p.m.).

 - And at permanent sites: Central Vermont Medical Center main lobby and Kinney Drugs in Waitsfield.

In 2017, 10 percent of Vermont high school students reported taking a prescription pain reliever or a stimulant that was not prescribed to them.

The Vermont Department of Health’s “Do Your Part” campaign asks Vermonters to follow these easy steps:

LOCK: Store meds in a locked box or medicine cabinet.

DROP: Drop off unused or expired medications in the drop box at your local police station or pharmacy or on Take Back Day.

MAIL: Use the pre-paid envelopes to mail back medications. Envelopes may be found at your library, senior center, CVMC or through a request on the Vermont Department of Health website www.healthvermont.gov/alcohol-drugs/services/prescription-drug-disposal or call (802) 651-1567.

Thank you for doing your part to promote public health and substance use prevention.

Ann Gilbert

Central Vermont New Directions Coalition director

Montpelier

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