The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.4 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 Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths. From 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Saturday, April 28th, the Metropolitan Police Department’s Fourth District headquarter (6001 Georgia Ave, NW) will serve as a collection site.
To learn more, visit takebackday.dea.gov.