Prescription drugs that languish in home medicine cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse, creating a public health crisis. The rate of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. today is at an alarmingly high level—two-and-a-half times more people currently abuse prescription drugs than the number of those using cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens, and inhalants combined, according to the recently released 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). The same study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.
The Lake County Drug Free Communities program has the following sites available for drug drop-off. We are also working with Lake County area municipalities and townships to get more sites up and running as well.
The current sites are here:
Lake Forest PD – 255 W. Deerpath Rd. Lake Forest 60045
Lake Bluff PD – 45 Center Dr. Lake Bluff 60044
Highland Park PD – 1677 Old Deerfield Rd. Highland Park 60035
Deerfield PD – 850 Waukegan Rd. Deerfield 60015
Lake Zurich PD – 200 Mohawk Trail Lake Zurich 60047
Mundelein PD – 221 N Lake St. Mundelein 60060
Round Lake Beach PD – 1947 Municipal Way, Round Lake Beach 60073
Fox Lake PD – 301 S Route 59 Fox Lake 60020
Zion PD – 2101 Salem Blvd. Zion 60099
Hawthorne Woods PD – 2 Lagoon Dr. Hawthorn Woods 60047
Highland Park LCHD – 1840 Green Bay Rd. Highland Park 60035
Antioch PD – 433 Orchard St Antioch, IL 60002
Vernon Hills PD – 740 Lakeview Parkway, Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061