Monday, April 23, 2012

National Drug Take-Back Day on April 28

NOVAMOXIN antibioticThe National Drug Take-Back Day provides an opportunity for the public to surrender expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications for destruction. These drugs are a potential source of supply for illegal use and an unacceptable risk to public health and safety. More than seven million Americans currently abuse prescription drugs, according to the 2009 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's National Survey on drug use and health.

Each day, approximently 2,500 teens use prescription drugs to get high for the first time, according to the Partnership for a Drug-Free America. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including the home medicine cabinet.

National Drug Take-Back Day is:
Saturday, April 28, 2012
10:00AM - 2:00PM

Details about National Take-Back Day:
  • The program is anonymous.
  • Prescription and over the counter solid dosage medications (i.e. tablets and capsules) are accepted.
  • Intra-venous solutions, injectables, liquids, or needles will not be accepted.
  • Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine are not a part of this initiative.
For more information and updated collection location information, please visit: http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/

Collection sites are added frequently so be sure to check for updated sites often!

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