6 important reasons to clean out your medicine cabinet

(Sheridan, Wyo.) — Today from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Walgreens, the Sheridan Police Department will partner with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration for the 11th Drug Take Back in six years. Here are six important reasons to clean out your medicine cabinet, from Dally sister-site Buckrail: Flushing them pollutes our water stream and throwing them in the garbage pollutes ground water. There is no real safe way to dispose of them other than incineration. Abuse of prescription drugs often leads to abuse of illegal drugs, especially heroin. Many prescription drugs are highly addictive and the addiction can be near impossible to overcome. Prescription drug abuse often leads to increased crime rates to include illegal drug use, burglary, and robbery (they steal drugs or commit robberies to get them). Addicts tend to have an increased toll on social and medical services. Prescription drugs are often the easiest for children to get access to. *Feature Photo: Photos of unused medications turned into the Teton County Sheriff's Office. h/t Teton County Sheriff's Office / Pitchengine Communities* #dally #news