Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday in Appomattox

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day will be held Saturday in Appomattox from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Appomattox Drug Store. 

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day 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 of medications.

The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths. 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. Too often, unused prescription drugs find their way into the wrong hands. That’s dangerous and often tragic. That’s why it was great to see thousands of folks from across the country clean out their medicine cabinets and turn in - safely and anonymously – a record amount of prescription drugs. 

When: 

Saturday, April 27- from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: 

Amherst - Hometown Pharmacy, 196 Amelon Square, Madison Heights

Appomattox - 2046 Confederate Boulevard, Appomattox 

Lynchburg - Horizon Behavioral Health, 2215 Langhorne Road

Rustburg - Yellow Branch Elementary, 377 Dennis Riddle Drive, Rustburg

To get more information visit https://takebackday.dea.gov 

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