Recent studies have shown that there is an increased correlation between prescription drug abuse and subsequent heroin abuse, especially in suburban and rural areas. For more information on the risks of heroin use, please see this fact sheet.
In addition, the Township Police Department sees a correlation between drug abuse and burglaries in the Township. Click here to read a recent article regarding this trend.
Tredyffrin Township is doing its part to keep unused or unused prescription drugs out of circulation. For more information on our Prescription Drug Take Back program, please click here.
Click here for tips on burglary prevention.
The Township also continues to collect prescription drugs year round in our approved collection box (donated by ARCH). For more information on this program and on ARCH, please visit this page.
Superintendent Anthony Giaimo stated that, "It is utterly important to keep these prescription drugs out of the hands of our kids as well as keeping these drugs out of our environment. Thank you to the Board of Supervisors for supporting this event as well as other community projects."