National Rx Drug Take Back Day 4/30
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, April 30th, is the next Take Back Day so you have five 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
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
According to the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.7 million people misused prescription pain relievers, 4.9 million people misused prescription stimulants, and 5.9 million people misused prescription tranquilizers or sedatives in 2019. 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.
Opioids have many names. Check medicine cabinets for unused oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine, codeine and fentanyl. Bring unwanted meds to our Crush the Crisis event on Oct. 23 | 10A – 2P.
Learn more at https://t.co/6oPqXKMwiN. #CrushTheCrisis #TakeBackDay #HealthierTomorrows pic.twitter.com/wikEu3pyzG
— @valleymedcenter (@valleymedcenter) October 20, 2021
Year Round Pharmaceutical Disposal Locations
Can’t make it on Saturday, 4/30? 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.