Friday, October 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) – It's a two-year ritual now: One day when Americans with unused prescription drugs…
Friday, October 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) – It’s a two-year ritual now: One day when Americans with unused prescription drugs can safely discard them as part of the National Drug Take-Back Day. 19659002] Saturday 27th of October is the latest Recycling Day according to the program’s sponsor, the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
From 10:00 to 14:00, Americans can take redundant pills – drugs that can otherwise find their way to addicts – to designated pick-up locations across the country. The service is free and anonymous.
“DEA National Drug Days are important opportunities for people to turn into unwanted and potentially addictive drugs without any questions,” explained Advocate General Jeff Sessions in a press release from the Agency. [1
9659002] “These Back-Days continue to break record,” he said, “with the last [last spring] taking nearly 1 million pounds of prescription drugs outside our streets.”
Each year, most abused and abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including someone else’s medicine stolen from the home care cabinet, according to data from the US Substance Abuse and the Mental Health Services Administration’s national drug and health survey.
During the 15 withdrawal events held Since the program began in 2010, Americans have entered and safely disposed of about 5000 tons of prescription drugs, DEA said.
To find the venue near you go to the DEA collection tion site finder. The agency notes that it can not accept liquids, needles or sharps, only pills or stains.
This semi-annual event is an opportunity for Americans “in every society across the country to come together and do their part to fight the opioid crisis – simply by removing unwanted prescription drugs from their medical cabinet,” said former DEA actor Robert Patterson in a press release from the agency.
There is more opioid dependent crisis at the United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention.