This post is sponsored by Drug Enforcement Administration but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is held twice a year, in April and in October, and it’s almost time for the second event. The event will take place on Saturday, October 26th, from 10:00am – 2:00pm. And this is a really important event, so let’s talk about the details today.
What is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day:
This was started by The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in 2010, in order to provide the public with a free and anonymous way to dispose of unused, expired, and/or unwanted prescription drugs. These events are held at specific collection sites across the country where people can drop off prescriptions anonymously. This is a unique opportunity for Americans to protect their homes and medicine cabinets from theft and abuse, and also provides us with a secure and convenient way to dispose of medications. Together, we can help reduce the risk of possible poisonings or overdoses. We can make a difference on this day, and protect families.
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day will take place this year on Saturday, October 26th, from 10:00am to 2:00pm. This initiative will help make a meaningful impact and save lives, in an issue that touches people of all ages, races, and genders. This event is free and anonymous and will help people dispose of unused, expired, and/or unwanted prescription drugs. As you may know, prescription drug misuse and overdose death does not discriminate. And any unwanted medication can be dropped off – not just prescription drugs – as long as it is in tablet, capsule, patch, and other solid form. Lastly, liquids, including intravenous solutions, syringes and other sharps, and illegal drugs cannot be dropped off. You can find out more here.
We have three generations of loved ones within our large blended family. With a large age range, there are prescription drugs within reach of little ones, and I’ll do whatever I can to help reduce the risk of possible poisonings or overdoses. Even if you have only one prescription to take back on National Prescription Take Back Day, that’s still making a difference. And it’s helping to prevent your prescriptions from becoming lost, stolen, or misused.