Prevent Prescription Drug Abuse

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Prescription drug abuse is a growing problem in North Dakota

54% of people who abuse prescription pain relievers obtain them from a friend or relative.

- NSDUH National Findings, 2015

Turn in unused or expired meds in the Take Back Container located at participating sheriffs’ offices and police departments listed below or download the flyer.
Adams County Sheriff’s Office Lisbon Police Department
Barnes County Sheriff’s Office McKenzie County Sheriff's Office
Benson County Sheriff’s Office McLean County Sheriff’s Office
Bottineau County Sheriff’s Office Minot Police Department
Bowman County Sheriff’s Office Morton County Sheriff’s Office/Mandan Police Department
Bismarck Police Department Mountrail County Sheriff’s Office/ Stanley Police Department
Cass County Sheriff’s Office Pierce County Sheriff’s Office
Devils Lake Police Department Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office
Divide County Sheriff's Office Ranson County Sheriff's Office
Dunn County Sheriff's Office Renville County Sheriff’s Office
Eddy County Sheriff's Office Richland County Sheriff’s Office/Wahpeton Police Department
Emmons County Sheriff’s Office Rolette County Sheriff’s Office
Fargo Police Department Rugby Police Department
West Fargo Police Department Stark County Sheriff’s Office/Dickinson Police Department
Foster County Sheriff’s Office Stutsman County Sheriff’s Office/Jamestown Police Department
Garrison Police Department Traill County Sheriff’s Office
Golden Valley County Sheriff’s Office Towner County Sheriff's Office
Grand Forks Sheriff's Office Valley City Police Department
Griggs County Sheriff's Office Walsh County Sheriff’s Office/Grafton Police Department
Harvey Police Department Wells County Sheriff’s Office
Hettinger County Sheriff’s Office Williston Police Department
LaMoure County Sheriff's Office  

In addition to proper disposal, you can help prevent drug misuse and abuse each time you request and take your prescriptions. Once you have taken your prescriptions home, remember to keep them out of the sight and reach of children, and avoid taking them in front of children, since they tend to mimic adults. Never give your medications to anyone else or take someone else’s medications.