National Rx Drug Take Back Day 10/28
According to the DEA, too often, unused prescription drugs find their way into the wrong hands. National Prescription Drug Take Back Day (@deahq) addresses this crucial public safety and public health issue. This coming Saturday, October 28th, is the next Take Back Day so you have a few days to go through those cabinets and schedule a time to drop off your unused meds at your local police station.
#DEATakeBack National Prescription Drug Take Back Campaign
Did You Know?
Did you know that improper disposal of medications can contaminate our water supply? Act responsibly and find a nearby collection site to properly dispose of your unused, unwanted, unneeded meds on October 28th for DEA Take Back Day.💧 #Tiptuesday https://t.co/DMoRodzJQU pic.twitter.com/iMJPdmAnoD
— DEA HQ (@DEAHQ) October 17, 2023
Collection Site Locator
The 2020 National Survey on Drug Use and Health reports that millions of Americans aged 12 or older misused a prescription medication during the course of the year. The survey also showed that a majority of misused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. Use the DEA’s Collection Site Locator to find Collection Sites near you.
How can you keep your community safe and healthy? Wear red to celebrate #DEARedRibbon, and bring your unused, unwanted, unneeded meds to a #TakeBackDay collection site near you on October 28th. #WellnessWednesdayhttps://t.co/4fnmPFconW pic.twitter.com/JtIUpZ6o8F
— DEA HQ (@DEAHQ) October 24, 2023
Year Round Pharmaceutical Disposal Locations
Can’t make it on Saturday, 10/28? DEA Authorized Collectors provide year round drop off locations to the public to dispose of unwanted pharmaceuticals. Use their search tool to find the location nearest you.
Fall Cleaning Checklist
Here’s an Autumn Cleaning Checklist! Mark your calendar for DEA #DrugTakeBackDay – Oct. 28 – when you can dispose of unneeded medications. Free, safe, & anonymous. Use the locator link to find the site nearest you: https://t.co/rnRNSmP0A0#deadrugtakebackday #RxSafety #RxDisposal pic.twitter.com/qwKi0Olrmb
— UP! Coalition (@_upcoalition_) October 17, 2023
National Take Back Day Results
Ever wonder how successful National Take Back Day is? Thankfully, DEA keeps track. The last collection day was in April and you can find all of the details about it and previous Take Back Days on their website.