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

National Prescription
Drug Take Back Day
October 28, 2017
10 am to 2 pm
Ellington Resident State Troopers Office
33 Arbor Way



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.

Misused Prescriptions Drugs graphic showing the risks of specific medications
Handle with Care. Prescription Drug Safety.