The Drug Enforcement Agency has scheduled National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 29, 2011, from 10am-2pm for persons who want to dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs.
More than seven million Americans currently abuse prescription drugs, according to the 2009 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Each day approximately 2,500 teens use prescription drugs to get high for the first time according to the Partnership for a Drug Free America. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including the home medicine cabinet.
Find a disposal site at dea.gov.