Where you can take your unwanted drugs on Drug Take-Back Day

Image of the return date of the drug that has passed in freedom

(WKBN) – National Drug Take Back Day is Saturday.

Ohio and Pennsylvania residents are asked to bring their unwanted or unused medications to the nearest collection point.

The 23rd Annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide safe, convenient, and effective ways to dispose of prescription drugs while also educating the public about drug abuse.

The drug overdose epidemic in America is a threat to public health, public safety, and national security. Many times, unused prescription drugs find themselves in the wrong hands, which creates a dangerous and often tragic situation.

The Drug Enforcement Administration hosts National Prescription Drug Day on the last Saturday in April and October.

Some ways to prepare for return day are to have all medications in your home and make sure they are stored safely. Collect the medicines and identify which ones are unwanted and which ones are out of date.

Post clear signs indicating disposal of each of the identified drugs and take them to the nearest collection point.

Several police departments in the Valley partner with the Drug Enforcement Administration to provide a safe place to dispose of unwanted drugs. Locations accepting medications at this time include the Austintown, Boardman and Independence Police Departments. It is also the location of the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office.

The DEA website lists results from the National Reserve Day in October.
He confirmed that total law enforcement involvement was 4,340. There were 4,902 collection points.

The total weight of prescription drugs was 324 tons and the total weight all time was 8,318 tons.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *