Saturday, September 25, 2010, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., the DEA will be collecting potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction at the Council on Aging, 10 Father Kenney Way. Brockton will join more than 3,400 sites nationwide that will join the effort to thwart pill abuse and theft. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
"Prescription drug abuse is on the rise and studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including the home medicine cabinet" as quoted from the DEA website. Also from the site the following that "Many Americans are not aware that medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S are increasing at alarming rates, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs".