The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.7 million people misused prescription pain relievers, 4.9 million people misused prescription stimulants, and 5.9 million people misused prescription tranquilizers or sedatives in 2019. The survey also showed that a majority of misused 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. Be part of the prevention, not part of the problem.
Local collection points:
Acworth Police at Walgreens, 6090 Lake Acworth Drive, Acworth, 30101
Cobb County Police Precincts 1 at 2380 Cobb Parkway (Precinct 1) 30144
Cobb County Police Precinct 5 at NW Ymca, 1700 Dennis Kemp Ln, NW, Kennesaw 30152.
Kennesaw Police at CVS Pharmacy,2782 Cobb Pkwy, Kennesaw, GA, 30152
Visit https://takebackday.dea.gov/ to find your nearest location