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National Prescription Drug TakeBack!
The DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
is on October 24, 2020 at 10:00 A.M.
The October 2019 Take Back Day brought in 882,919 pounds (almost 442 tons) of unused or expired prescription medication and vape devices. Now, more than ever, it's important for you to secure your meds while you're at home.
National Take-Back is a safe, convenient and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs.
The National Prescription Drug Take Back addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.9 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs.
The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.
The DEA’s Take Back program provides an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths. To find a year-round collection site near you, go to: