Over the years, prescription drugs seem to find their way into our medicine cabinets.

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So, what do you do with these old or out-of-date prescription drugs?

The last thing you want to do is throw them in the garbage or flush them down the toilet; that causes a whole new set of issues!

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Details

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Montana is teaming up with the Drug Enforcement Administration to support National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 27.

The biannual event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at sites across Montana. 

The goal of this event is to get rid of prescription drugs in homes and mitigate the harm that expired unused, or unwanted prescription drugs may cause.

According to the DEA, the rate of prescription drug abuse in the United States is alarmingly high, and many of the cases are accidental poisonings and overdoses from these drugs.

Drug Take Back Locations

Numerous sheriff's offices, police departments, and federal agencies across Montana are participating in Take Back Day. 

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Prior Prescription Drug Take Back Events 

During the October 2023 event, Montanans turned in 1,109 pounds of prescription drugs at 21 collection sites.

Nineteen law enforcement agencies participated. The total all-time weight collected in Montana is 54,554 pounds.

Year-Round Prescription Drug Take Back

Prescription drugs can be disposed of daily at any of the 11,000 authorized collectors. 

For more information on collection sites, Click Here

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Top 6 Most Used Drugs In Montana

Drug use is on the rise throughout the United States and we see it more and more here in Montana.

You would think Marijuana would be number one, but considering it is now legal, the arrests are far fewer than they have been in the past years.

Here are the Top 6 Most Used Drugs In Montana.

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Parents Should Familiarize Themselves with These Illegal Drugs

Knowledge is power, especially when it comes to recognizing and understanding when your child becomes involved with illegal drugs.

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10 Alternative Rock Songs Written Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs

Drugs are a part of life. They are also a part of rock — even alternative rock. So because heavy metal and classic rock already have so many inebriated tales of their own, here are a few from the alt-rock end of things.

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