Unfortunately, our country is still facing a crisis when it comes to prescription medication abuse. One of the easiest ways to help stop this is by taking the time to clear out your old, expired, and/or unwanted medications and disposing of them safely.

Cook County is home to an expansive list of medication drop boxes, predominately at police departments and local pharmacies, that make this task quick and easy. Just go to CookCountyMEDS.org, enter your address, and select your desired disposal location.

Together we can do our part for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 22 to help halt the opioid epidemic in its tracks. For a safer and healthier Illinois and America, please dispose of your old medications in the best way possible at a disposal site near you.

Lt. James Mihalik, Brookfield Police Department