4/28/17 – Wisconsinites are being encouraged to turn in their unwanted medicines and other health products, to keep them out of the hands of prescription drug abusers. The State Justice Department will hold a “Drug Take Back Day” Saturday at various locations throughout the state. It’s part of the agency’s “Dose of Reality” campaign to fight opioid and heroin abuse. People are encouraged to turn in their unwanted prescription and non-prescription medicines, ointments, non-aerosol sprays, creams, patches, and more; liquids must be in their original packages. The Fox Lake and Juneau police departments will host a National Take Back event from 10am-to-2pm tomorrow while Horicon and Randolph will hold theirs from 11am until 2pm. The Columbus Police Department will be collecting items at Fireman’s Park from 9am until noon. All the local police departments participating in the event also have a drug drop box at their facility; some are available during business hours while others are open 24-7. Other police departments with drop boxes include Beaver Dam, Waupun, Lomira, Waterloo, Watertown, Rosendale and Oakfield in addition to the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office in Juneau.
More information, including locations, is available online at
https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/ or www.DoseOfRealityWI.gov.