Since 2010, DEA has held its National Drug “Take Back” Initiative to provide the public a free and anonymous way to dispose of unused, expired and/or unwanted prescription drugs. Take Back Day events continue to remove ever-higher amounts of opioids and other medicines from the …nation’s homes, where they could be stolen and abused by family members and visitors, including children and teens.
The initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse.
As a result of the past 16 National Prescription Drug Take Back Days, DEA, in conjunction with its State, local and tribal law enforcement partners, has removed a total of over 10.8 million pounds (nearly 5,500 tons) of medications from circulation.
Type in your zip code in the Collection Site Locator and it will tell you where you can drop off your prescription drug medication. #TakeBackDay