One Drug Takeback Day, 2 Locations!

by | May 3, 2024 | Featured, Hooksett, Makin’ It Happen in the 603, Manchester | 0 comments

On Saturday, April 27, the biannual national event, DEA Prescription Drug Takeback Day took place to support the safe disposal of unneeded medications. Makin’ It Happen was ecstatic to witness and contribute to the success at two drop-off locations this year, with team members Mary and Ashley at Elliot At Rivers Edge, while Tracy and Kay were at the Hooksett Police Department. This year, Makin’ It Happen was proud to partner with the Manchester Police Department, Elliot At Rivers Edge, The National Guard, and the Hooksett Police Department to coordinate this event!

DEA Drug Takeback Day upheld its tradition of positive impact, as a vast number of community members came to dispose of their medications, receive information, and obtain a Deterra Drug Deactivation System for the convenience of safe medicine disposal at home. We also had special guest appearances from Congressman Pappas and DEA New England Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Paul Spera!

Along with the support of the community, the impact can be visually attested to through the final numbers:

LocationNumber of BoxesTotal Weight Of The Medications Collected And Disposed In Pounds (lbs.)
Auburn PD5126.2
Bedford PD9242
Candia PD374
Deerfield PD232.4
Goffstown PD12391.9
Hooksett PD      8193.1
Manchester PD17435.4
Manchester VA PD4126.7
New Boston PD264.8
Greater Manchester Region621686.5
State of New Hampshire45411818.6

We are so proud of all the communities across New Hampshire in their efforts and commitment towards drug safety and cannot wait for the next Drug Takeback Day this year! If you could not make it, but do not want to wait for the next Takeback Day, do not worry! Here is a list of the police stations across New Hampshire that are permanent medicine collection sites that can be accessed at any time: https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/sites/g/files/ehbemt476/files/documents/2021-11/bdas-drop-box-locations.pdf . In addition, Makin’ It Happen offers FREE Deterra Drug Deactivation System bags! Please email [email protected] to learn more.