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Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

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Posted at 12:12 PM, Apr 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-24 13:43:44-04

WACO, TX — Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day and everyone is encouraged to clean out home medicine cabinets to get rid of any unused or expired medications.

Unwanted medicines can be dropped off at your nearest police station and additional designated places across the area between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

According to the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs.

The study found that a majority of abused drugs were obtained from family and friends, usually from the home medicine cabinet.

The DEA’s Take Back Day provides an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.

Find your nearest drop-off location here: https://takebackday.dea.gov/