Last week the DEA held it's second national Take Back Day of the year on October 23, 2021. There had previously been one during April, as the Take Back Day is a biannual event. There were many locations throughout the countries, most of them being operated by local law enforcement agencies. At each of the drop-off sites, law enforcement officers are present and collect prescription drugs and medications which people can bring. Although this event is a national occurrence and has been in place for many years, not that many people are aware of it. If this event was more publicized, more drugs could be properly disposed of and prevented from entering our environment.
DEA Take Back Day October 2021
Updated: Feb 19, 2022
Flyer at Paloma Medical Group's office in San Juan Capistrano, California advertising proper drug disposal methods including the DEA National Prescription Take-Back Day
Drug disposal information included in Whitney High School's weekly counseling newsletter