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October 23- National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Publication Date: Oct 20, 2021

October 23rd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

From https://takebackday.dea.gov/

 

"The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. 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.

 

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

 

Visit the DEA's National Prescription Drug Take Back Day website to find a Collection Site Locator, Public Service Announcements to share, National Take Back Day Results, and Other Resources.

 

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