The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible way for individuals to dispose of unused prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.
Prescription drug misuse and abuse is the nation’s fastest-growing drug problem and has been classified as an epidemic by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While there has been a marked decrease in the use of some illegal drugs like cocaine, data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) shows that nearly one-third of people over the age of 12, who used drugs for the first time in 2009, began doing so by using a prescription drug non-medically.
You can turn in your unused or expired medications for safe disposal on Saturday, October 26 between 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. For more information on this program, including a Take-Back Site Locator and a Partnership Toolbox, visit the Drug Enforcement Administration website.
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