DEA Take Back Day

10/27/2018 10:00am - 2:00pm Eastern

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The Take Back PSAs are meant to engage participation in DEA's Take Back Day, and to educate about the disposal of any unwanted, unused or expired prescription medications in your home.

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The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.2 million Americans abused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.

The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.

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