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Too often, unused prescription drugs find their way into the wrong hands. That's dangerous and often tragic. That's why it was great to see thousands of folks from across the country clean out their medicine cabinets and turn in - safely and anonymously - a record amount of prescription drugs.
National Take Back Day Results
Results: April 2016 11th National Take Back
- Total Law Enforcement Participation: 4,264
- Total Collection Sites: 5,359
- Total Weight Collected: 893,498 lbs. (447 Tons)
Click here for additional details about the 11th National Take Back Day.
Results: October 2016 12th National Take Back
Find out as much as you can about illegal and legal drugs and their effects on your body and brain. The more informed you are, the more confidently you can make the right decision about drugs.
Drugs, substances, and certain chemicals used to make drugs are classified into five (5) distinct categories or schedules depending upon the drug’s acceptable medical use and the drug’s abuse or dependency potential.
Missed Take Back Day? Click here to locate an authorized collector in your area.
For law enforcement agencies that wish to host a collection site, please click here to find the POC in your area.
Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a “whole-patient” approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. Research shows that a combination of medication and therapy can can help some people struggling with addiction sustain recovery. Treatment should include access to the MAT options of methadone, buprenorphine, or extended-release naltrexone, which are effective for both prescription opioid and heroin addiction.
Naloxone is an opioid receptor antagonist that rapidly binds to opioid receptors, blocking opioids from activating them. An appropriate dose of naloxone acts in less than two minutes and completely eliminates all signs of opioid intoxication to reverse an opioid overdose. Narcan can be used on both adults and children and can be administered by first responders, family members, or caregivers.