In
When:
April 24, 2021 all-day
2021-04-24T00:00:00-07:00
2021-04-25T00:00:00-07:00
Where:
Nationwide
Cost:
Free
Contact:
U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2020 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.

The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.

Visit takebackday.dea.gov to learn more and find a collection site near you.

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