Prescription Drug Take Back Effort

Prescription Drug Abuse Effort
More than 7 million Americans currently abuse prescription drugs, according to the 2009 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Each day approximately 2,500 teens use prescription drugs to get high for the first time, according to the Partnership for a Drug Free America.

The Frederick County Health Department has partnered with local law enforcement agencies to get the word out of the dangers of prescription medication abuse and safe disposal of unused medicine.

Drug Drop Box


Local Prescription Drug Disposal Sites

There are several sites throughout the county where citizens can safely dispose of their expired and/or unwanted household medicines and prescription drugs. This collaborative effort the Frederick County Health Department and local law enforcement agencies offer an effective and convenient way for concerned residents to help prevent illegal drug use and misuse in Frederick County.

Local medication drop-off locations include:

           Frederick Police Department
              100 West Patrick Street
                 Frederick, MD 21701

  • Thurmont Police Department
                 800 Main St.
           Thurmont, MD 21788
  • Maryland State Police Barracks
            110 Airport Drive East
             Frederick, MD 21701
  • Brunswick Police Department
               20 East A St.
           Brunswick, MD 21716
  • Middletown Municipal Center
          31 West Main St.
        Middletown, MD 21769
  • Emmitsburg Community Center - 2nd Floor                                                                                     
        300 South Seton Avenue
         Emmitsburg, MD 21727                                                                                            

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