Most Americans are aware of the dangers posed by illegal drugs. But what about prescription drugs? And over-the-counter drugs? Not only do these types of medicine play a big role in today’s drug abuse epidemic, but their disposal can also contribute to water contamination and can disrupt aquatic life.

Whether this is your first time considering the risks lurking in your medicine cabinet, or you’re an expert seeking tips on organizing a safe drug take-back program for your community, there are resources here to help you. Click on any of the pill bottles below to learn more about the dangers of leftover medicines, how and where to safely dispose of leftover medicines, and how to address these issues on a larger scale.

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