Secure or Drop Off Prescription Drugs

Visit your local law enforcement agency to drop off your unused or expired and over the counter medications (including pet medications) Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office Cumberland, Maine Police Department Falmouth Maine Police Department Freeport Maine Police Department Yarmouth, Maine Police Department

Life of a Student Athlete Tip of the Week

Tip: Misusing prescription drugs can be harmful to your health and impact your participation in sports.

 

Only take medications that are prescribed to you and follow instructions from the doctor carefully. Prescription drugs and over-the-counter drugs including sleeping pills, anti-anxiety drugs and cough and cold remedies can be harmful to your health if you don’t take the medication as directed. Do not take any medications that are prescribed to someone else, side effects can include nausea, dizziness, loss of appetite or even vision loss.

Maine Collected 27,410 lbs of Medications!

Maine collected a total of 27,140 lbs of unused and expired medications during Saturday’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Below is a photo of Lieutenant Dean Perry of the Yarmouth Police Department collecting prescription medications.Thank you to all of our local law enforcement for participating in this important event!

 

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day 4/29

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is this Saturday, April 29th from 10a-2p. Please visit your local law enforcement agency to drop off unwanted and expired medications (including pet meds). The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office will also collect medications tomorrow from 5:30a – 6:30p at the WGME Studios at the Northport Business Park in Portland.

 

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is on Saturday, April 29th from 10am-2pm. Please visit your local law enforcement agency to drop off any unused or unwanted prescription medications including pet meds. Please do not bring in any liquid medications.

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse and medications.

Life of a Student Athlete: Tip of the Week

Tip: Misusing prescription drugs can be harmful to your health and impact your participation in sports

Only take medications that are prescribed to you and follow instructions from the doctor carefully. Prescription drugs and over-the-counter drugs including sleeping pills, anti-anxiety drugs and cough and cold remedies can be harmful to your health if you don’t take the medication as directed. Do not take any medications that are prescribed to someone else, side effects can include nausea, dizziness, loss of appetite or even vision loss.

 

Drug Take-Back on 10/21 and 10/22

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is on Saturday, October 22nd for local law enforcement agencies, however the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office will be collecting unwanted prescription drugs tomorrow 10/21 from 5a-7p in Portland. Please check out the details below.

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2 to 4 Year Old Tips for Guiding Parents of Preschooler

Tips for Parents of Preschoolers including how to explain vitamins and medications to children