We've been seeing and hearing lots of news reports about opiod addiction and drug overdoses.  Drugs that are meant to relieve pain in cancer patients, for example, are getting used by people who don't have the disease.  Unintentional overdose deaths from prescription pain killers are on the rise in this country.  Codeine, Methadone, Oxycontin, and Fentanyl are just a few of the drugs that people are using for non-medical reasons.

Apparently the leftover drugs from patients can make their way onto the streets, snuck out of a house or given to friends.  Because they are addictive, one drug can lead to another.  Heroin is also considered an Opiod, and we've all seen the horror stories of how that drug is ruining lives.

So what can you do to dispose of medicine you no longer need?  Here's a list of places in Ocean County where you can discard your drugs.  http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/meddrop/Pages/Locations.aspx

I remember going to the Seaside Heights Police Department after Dad had died.  There were leftover medications that I put in the drop box, which looks like an old mailbox that you'd see on the street.

No matter where you are in Ocean County, there are convenient locations for dropping off opioids and other prescription drugs.