The Spring Lake Police Department is proud to join the New Jersey Attorney General’s “Project Medicine Drop” initiative and has installed a Project Medicine Drop Box in the lobby of Police Headquarters (311 Washington Avenue, Spring Lake).
The Spring Lake Police Department is always looking for ways to assist the community. We found that “Project Medicine Drop” was a natural fit. Project Medicine Drop site not only continues in that direction, it also keeps prescription medications from falling into the wrong hands. Spring Lake Police’s “Project Medicine Drop Box” is located in the lobby of our headquarters at 311 Washington Avenue, Spring Lake. The drop location will be open to the public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. For more information on this and other services offered by the Spring Lake Police Department please check out our website, www.springlakepolice.org.
Through this initiative, the State Department of Consumer Affairs installs secure “prescription drug drop boxes” at police departments, sheriff’s offices and State Police barracks across New Jersey, allowing citizens to safely dispose of their unused, excess, or expired prescription medications.
By giving New Jerseyans a safe and secure method to dispose of unneeded medications, Project Medicine Drop helps prevent the abuse of these drugs. This initiative also protects New Jersey’s environment by keeping these drugs out of landfills and out of the water supply. More information about Project Medicine Drop, including the full list of Project Medicine Drop locations, can be found at the NJ Consumer Affairs website
Members of the public are invited to visit the Project Medicine Drop sites and drop off any unused prescription medications anonymously and with no questions asked. Most Project Medicine Drop sites make this service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Here are some other tips for handling /taking your medications safely:
Take inventory of your prescription and over-the-counter medicine.
Secure your medicine. Please visit OTCsafety.org for more information.
Talk to your children about the dangers of prescription drug abuse…they are listening. For tips visit the Partnership at DrugFree.org, NIDA and StopMedicineAbuse.com