Prescription Drug Take Back Day


If your home is like most in the country, you probably have some old prescription drugs lying around. You know the ones, that medicine that didn’t work or caused some bad reaction. Or maybe you didn’t follow the doctor’s instructions and finish all of the medication as directed. Whatever the reason, that stuff is there waiting to cause trouble. Did you know that one of the biggest drug problems now is kids taking multiple prescription drugs at “parties” where they all dip into their parents’ medicine cabinets to see what’s there? All of these random drugs are dumped into a container and the kids just dip in and grab a handful to pop. This results in overdoses, hospitalizations, and even death!

The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) is working to combat this problem as well as the problems of accidental poisoning and overdose from leftover prescription drugs. On Saturday, April 30, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. the DEA and the San Diego Sheriff’s Department, Santee Station, will hold a prescription drug take back at the Walgreens at 10512 Mission Gorge Rd. You can bring down any and all drugs to drop off, no questions asked. Help protect children and families from the dangers of prescription drug abuse. For more information you can call the San Diego County Rx Drug Abuse Task Force Hotline at 877-662-6384, or for other locations visit the DEA NTBI site search page.

 

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