Orange Partnership for Alcohol and Drug Free Youth

New Prescription Drug Drop Box

Drug Drop Boxes are intended for liquid and pill medications that are expired, unused or unwanted.

Hillsborough Police Department Lobby

127 N. Churton St
Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm 

Keep pills in original bottle or place in a sealable bag.  Bags are available at the front desk.  
Keep liquid medication in original container.  Remove personal information from containers.
DO NOT drop loose pills. 

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What is NOT Accepted?


The alarming increase in prescription drug abuse has made their
safe disposal more imperative than ever before.

According to the 2012 Monitoring the Future survey, prescription and over-the-counter drugs are among the most commonly abused drugs by 12th graders, after alcohol, marijuana, synthetic marijuana, and tobacco.  Although prescriptions drugs can be equally as dangerous and addictive as illegal drugs, they are much easier to obtain, often through a nearby medicine cabinet.  People hold on to expired or unused medications for a variety of reasons and may not know how to safely dispose of them.  Unfortunately, this results in large quantities of dangerous drugs that are easily accessible to others who may live in, visit, or in some cases, even break into a home.    Safe disposal methods vary widely by drug and the Federal Drug Administration advises taking advantage of a local “take back” program, such as Hillsborough’s new Prescription Drug Drop Box, as the best option.

Do your part Report underage drinking and adults who provide: 1-888-888-TIPS
Your tips are anonymous and confidential.

Freedom House Recovery Center

The success of the Orange Partnership for Alcohol and Drug Free Youth relies on grants and private donations.

We are thankful to Freedom House Recovery Center for providing administrative support for our fundraising efforts. When donating online, please be sure that Orange Partnership is selected from the Program section.

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You may also donate by check.

Note: Your check should be made out to Freedom House Recovery Center.
Please write Orange Partnership on the memo line.

Mail to:
Orange Partnership for Alcohol and Drug Free Youth
c/o Freedom House Recovery Center
104 New Stateside Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Thanks for your support!


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Tipline calls are anonymous and confidential and may be used to prevent illegal activities before they occur.

Call 1-888-888-TIPS (8477)


Join the Safe Homes Network

The Safe Homes Network is a community of parents and other adults who have pledged NOT to provide alcohol, tobacco or other drugs to youth. They are promising to make reasonable efforts to ensure that youth are not obtaining or using these substances in their home or on their property.


The partnership gives network members a directory of others who have signed the pledge. We will also keep members
up-to date on the issue of youth substance abuse through a bi-annual e-newsletter where you can learn how to encourage others to join our efforts. Click the button below to join the Safe Homes Network. For more information, contact Gayane Chambless at  You can also check out the conversation on our Facebook page.

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