“Staten Island is doing everything imaginable to push back against this epidemic, and I am proud to see that,” said BP Oddo. “We are doing lots of great things here, but we still need help. We need everyone to come together, law enforcement, the recovery community, elected officials, and especially the federal government.”
"In New York, every week, 70 people die due to a drug-related overdose," said Dennis Gonzalez. "It has to start with us, as individuals, in our homes. One way to do that is by cleaning out our medicine cabinets."
Chris Pancini, a former addict and recovery advocate, noted, "Through my experience of drug addiction, and the hardships of my life, this is near and dear to my heart. I know for myself that experimenting at 13 years old brought me to a really hard bottom. The first pill that I took could be removed from your medicine cabinet tonight."
If you missed National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, you can drop off unwanted prescription medications at the following locations throughout the year:
- NYPD 120th Precinct, 78 Richmond Terrace
- NYPD 122nd Precinct, 2320 Hylan Boulevard
- NYPD 123rd Precinct, 116 Main Street
- Delco Drugs, 3833 Richmond Avenue
- Super Health Pharmacy, 6400 Amboy Road
- Ocean Breeze Pharmacy, 1817 Hylan Blvd
- Randal Manor Pharmacy, 395 Forest Avenue