Prescription Drug Misuse

Most abused prescription drugs come from family and friends.

Death Statistics


In 2010, almost 3,000 young adults died from prescription drug overdoses, which is more than from overdoses of any other drug, including heroin and cocaine combined.

Safety Tips


  • Safely dispose of your unused, unwanted, and expired medicine.
  • Secure your medicine cabinet.
  • Take inventory of your prescription and over-the counter medicine.
  • Take your medicine exactly as prescribed.
  • Talk to your children about the dangers of prescription drug abuse (PDF).

Prescription Drug Drop Box


Ellington now has its own prescription drug drop box located at:
Resident State Troopers' Office
33 Arbor Way
Ellington, Connecticut

Hours: Monday through Thursday, 8 am to 3 pm
For more information, call 860-875-1522

In addition all 11 State Trooper Barracks in the State of Connecticut now have drop boxes seven days a week, 24 hours a day. The Tolland Troop C Barracks is located at 1320 Tolland Stage Road in Tolland.

Take Back Day

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 10 am to 2 pm. Drop off your old and unused prescription drugs to the Ellington Resident State Troopers' Office at 33 Arbor Way.
Prescription Drug Take Back Flyer April2018
Misused Prescriptions Drugs graphic showing the risks of specific medications
Handle with Care. Prescription Drug Safety.