Friday, September 14, 2012

Got Drugs? Take Advantage of the National Take Back Initiative!

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is hosting the National Take Back Initiative on Saturday, September 29, 2012, 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, in addition to the Arcadia Police Department, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Temple Station, Monrovia Police Department, San Gabriel Police Department, San Marino Police Department, and the Pasadena Police Department are each hosting a collection site.

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