The 18th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Saturday, October 26, 2019
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse and medications.
The April 2019 Take Back Day brought in 937,443 pounds (468.72 tons) of unused or expired prescription medication.
You will help prevent your medications from being misused and abused by others and DEA will safely dispose of them without harming the environment,” said DEA Special Agent in Charge Karen Flowers. “It is free and anonymous. Make a stand against addiction. Prevention through education and action gets the best results. All of us have an opportunity to save a life today.”
Check DEA’s official Take Back Day website for more information and to find year-round collection sites near you. takebackday.dea.gov
The opioid epidemic is real.
There were 4,854 unintentional drug overdose deaths in Ohio in 2017.
It’s impacting families, communities, schools, places of employment. People are looking for solutions – ways they can get involved – ways to help.
We’ve collaborated with local groups, churches, ministries and organizations to combine efforts and work together to solve this problem. GreaterThanHeroin.com is a resource center and place you can educate yourself and find the tools and resources to get involved. This packet has some simple and easy ways for you to get involved.
Many do not UNDERSTAND why or how other people become addicted to drugs.
It is often mistakenly assumed that drug abusers lack moral principles or willpower and that they could stop using drugs simply by choosing to change their behavior.
In reality, drug addiction is a complex disease, and quitting takes more than good intentions or a strong will. In fact, because drugs change the brain in ways that foster compulsive drug abuse, quitting is difficult, even for those who are ready to do so.
– National Institute on Drug Abuse