Unused prescription drugs can be misused by others for abuse if left at home. If they are not properly disposed of, they can become pollutants in water or soil.
The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.4 million Americans abused 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 next Take Back Day is Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit DEATakeBack.com
to find a location near you.