Thursday, April 21, 2011

National Take Back Day

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is hosting the National Take Back Initiative on Saturday, April 30, 2011, 10 am to 2 pm, in conjunction with many local law enforcement agencies.  This is an opportunity for you to drop off old, expired, or unused prescription drugs for safe and appropriate destruction.  The Partnership for a Drug Free America estimates that each day, about 2,500 teens obtain prescription drugs in order to get high for the first time.  Many of these drugs come from family, friends, and even the household medicine cabinet.  "The purpose of this National Take Back Day was to provide a venue for persons who wanted to dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs."

HERE is a link to find a participating collection site near you!  Locally, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Temple Station, San Marino Police Department, Azusa Police Department, and the Pasadena Police Department are each hosting a collection site. 

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