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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Social: #TakeBackDay

Twitter: @DEAHQ

Facebook: @DEAHQ


Need to dispose of prescription drugs before the next Take Back Day? Click here to locate a year-round authorized collector in your area.

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6 million Americans misused 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. 

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

DEA Diversion Control Division 
Attn: Liaison and Policy Section 8701 Morrissette Drive
Springfield, VA 22152 
(202) 307-7977 
Materials available 
Contact: Tildy La Farge

Source: 2019 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.

Earlier Event: April 27
National Infant Immunization Week
Later Event: April 29
Air Quality Awareness Week