National Take Back Day scheduled for April 29

National Take Back Day scheduled for April 29

National Take Back Day scheduled for April 29

The program aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse and medications.

Gosnold on Cape Cod, the Falmouth Prevention Partnership, the Falmouth Police Department and the US Drug Enforcement Administration are partnering to sponsor the 13th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 29.

Gesell says the department has collected over 1,500 pounds of prescription drugs since starting the program more than five years ago.

Supported by public health coalitions, Take-Back Day aims to prevent prescription drug abuse, a growing problem in the USA that claims lives through overdoses and accidental poisonings.

As part of WCVB's '5 on: State of Addiction' public awareness effort, we are encouraging viewers to turn in unused prescription drugs on April 29! The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. The DEA will not accept liquids or needles during the event. Traditional methods of disposing unused medications, such as throwing them in the trash or flushing them down a toilet, can pose safety and health hazards.

Joint Township District Memorial Hospital along with other OH hospitals, is participating in National Drug Take-Back Day by sponsoring a prescription drug drop-off site for community members to safely dispose of unwanted prescription drugs. The majority of those who abuse prescription drugs report that they obtain their drugs from friends and family, including from the home medicine cabinet.

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