Hey NH! Fear Not! ‘Take Back Day’ is Fun!
This Saturday is 'Take Back Day', a great opportunity to safely rid yourself of any medication that will not be used. It's super easy and requires little effort!
As with everything that happened in the last 7 months, it's difficult to figure out exactly which day of the week it is, let alone what day of the year 'Take Back Day' normally is.
But I can recall that when I last participated in this event, it was a beautiful Saturday in May. As you can see from the photo above, I am holding the two bottles of old meds that I had held onto for 5 YEARS.
They were really strong antibiotics that worked quite well and I was instructed by my Doctor that it would be advisable to stop taking them. So for 5 years, there they sat, atop my fridge.
'Take Back Day' would come and go and I never had the nerve to see it through. I envisioned paperwork, or perhaps worse, having to tell someone if I was prescribed the meds, or if they belong to a friend.
NONE OF THAT HAPPENED.
All I did was put those two bottles you see above into a Market Basket plastic bag. And drove to The Rochester NH Police Department, where the event was being held. In fact, it is happening there again this Saturday from 10AM - 2PM.
My bag of drugs(sounds downright scandalous doesn't it?) was taken with no questions asked and I was given a gift bag in return that was full of candy, pens, sticky notes and other great swag!
The whole process took a few seconds and I was on my way.
I have to think that with health and safety guidelines being what they are, the process will even be easier!
Be not afraid!