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DEA Drug Take Back

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.9 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.


The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.

The Ridgefield Park Police Department can only accept drugs on certain dates during the year.  This page will be updatd with those dates as they become available.

If you wish to dispose of any drugs at any time you can visit an authorized collection site which can accept drugs all year around.  CLICK HERE to be taken to the US DOJ Controlled Substance Public Disposal Locations Search Utility

 More information about the DEA Drug Take Back Program can be found here: https://takebackday.dea.gov/