Opioid Crisis: RI Statewide Drug Take Back Day

By: News Staff

Email: news@abc6.com

Twitter: @abc6

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — In an effort to safely dispose of unused drugs and prescriptions, ABC6 News is teaming up with Rhode Island State Police for a ‘Drug Take Back Day’.

State Police are holding a drug take back day in several locations on Saturday June 9th, from 10am – 2pm.

If you would like to dispose of medication, you can visit:

  • RI State Police Headquarters, 311 Danielson Pike, North Scituate
  • RI State Police Wickford Barracks, 7875 Post Road, North Kingstown
  • RI State Police Lincoln Woods Barracks,1575 Louisquisset Pike, Lincoln
  • RI State Police Hope Valley Barracks, 54 Nooseneck Hill Road, Richmond

Here is a list of items that you can give back, no questions asked:

  • Prescriptions
  • Patches
  • Medications
  • Ointments
  • Over-the-Counter Medications
  • Vitamins
  • Samples
  • Pet Medications

The following items will not be accepted:

  • Needles (sharps)
  • Thermometers
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Inhalers
  • Aerosol Cans
  • Non-prescription Ointments, Lotions or Liquids
  • Medication from Businesses or Clinics