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New prescription drop boxes in Hancock County

Posted Aug. 18, 2014, at 11:23 a.m.

HANCOCK COUNTY, Maine – Healthy Acadia, in partnership with the Ellsworth and Mount Desert Police Departments, has announced the addition of two new prescription drug drop boxes in Hancock County as part of their substance abuse prevention efforts.

The new prescription drug drop boxes have been placed in an accessible but secure location within the Ellsworth and Mount Desert Police Departments’ lobbies. The drop boxes will be accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week at both of these locations.

The two new drop boxes bring the total number of prescription drug drop boxes in Hancock County to six. The other drop boxes are at the Bar Harbor, Bucksport and Southwest Harbor Police Departments and the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office.

Prescription drug misuse is the fastest growing substance abuse problem in the United States. Maine has consistently been one of the states with the highest rates of prescription drug abuse. For more information about the prescription drug drop box program and other initiatives in Downeast Acadia aimed at preventing substance abuse and misuse, visit Healthy Acadia at www.healthyacadia.org

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