Drug Take Back Day: 135 N.H. Police Departments Participating Saturday

Oct 25, 2019

The Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 135 police departments in New Hampshire are participating this year.
Credit DEA.gov

At least 135 police departments across New Hampshire will participate in a nationwide prescription drug take back program Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

And for the first time they will accept vaping devices along with prescription drugs.

DEA Site Locator: Find a collection location near you.

The decision to accept vaping devices comes in response to an ongoing outbreak of a vaping-related illness, that has killed at least 34 people across the country and injured one person in New Hampshire.

During a national Drug Take Back Day in April, authorities collected 937,443 pounds of drugs. In New Hampshire, drugs disposal estimates were 14,180 pounds (and 139,568 pounds over the span of the Drug Take Back program).

Resources:

  • If you miss Drug Take Back Day, the federal government has a list of authorized collectors for drug disposal. Find it here.
  • The Doorway, a New Hampshire hub for addiction-related services and crisis.