DEA Sponsors Prescription Drug Take Back Day Apr 24 [Video]


The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announces Take Back Day to inspire people to dispose of new or prehistoric prescriptions safely and anonymously. The biannual eventuality addresses critical open reserve and well-being. It is scheduled for Apr 24, 2021.

DEA’s Take Back Day events yield an eventuality for Americans to forestall drug obsession and overdose deaths.

According to a National Survey on Drug Use and Health reveals that in 2019 people improperly used a following remedy medications: 9.7 million people pain relievers, drug4.9 million dissipated stimulants, and 5.9 million dissipated tranquilizers or sedatives. The consult also shows that many improperly used remedy drugs were performed from family and friends, oftentimes from a strange patient’s cupboard.

The final eventuality took place in Oct 2020 and thousands of Americans spotless out their drug cabinets to lapse a record volume of remedy medications. Individuals incited in 985, 392 pounds of remedy — includes a weight of other materials other than drugs such as bottles and packaging. There were 4,587 collection sites and over 4,000 law coercion crew assisted with entertainment a medications. has a plcae finder. By entering a zip formula or city and state will locate a closest collection sites. The website is packaged with additional resources including drug obsession diagnosis information and locater tool. Also, if there are no collection sites tighten by or Apr 24th is not convenient, there is a couple for year-round comforts for disposing of new and lapsed remedy drugs.

Written by Cathy Milne-Ware


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