National Rx Drug Take Back Day 10/29
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 29th, 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
Time for a Cabinet Clean Out
Was the world still black and white the last time you checked the contents of your medicine cabinet? October is a great time to sort through your medicine & dispose of any unused meds at the DEA Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 29! #takebackday #cabinetcheck pic.twitter.com/iMcOrbtTU4
— UP! Coalition (@_upcoalition_) October 12, 2022
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.
Quiz Time! Proper Drug Disposal
Many people who misuse prescription drugs get them from family, friends, and acquaintances. You can make a difference by properly disposing your unused medication. There are a few ways you can do this; but do you know them? Test your knowledge by taking the quiz.
#DYK many people who misuse Rx meds, get them from friends, family, & acquaintances. Help others around you & properly dispose your unneeded medications. Do you know the proper way to dispose your meds? Take the quiz! #TakeBackDay #TipTuesdayhttps://t.co/mncX5Epzdw pic.twitter.com/zaQlv13zZq
— DEA HQ (@DEAHQ) October 19, 2021
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.
Year Round Pharmaceutical Disposal Locations
Can’t make it on Saturday, 10/29? 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.