Hot Topics

Most Shared

Top Stories

Top Stories

 
text size

National Drug Take Back Day events

Updated: Thursday, October 24 2013, 03:23 PM CDT
The Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs wants to remind Pennsylvanians to turn in their expired, unused or unwanted prescriptions at collections sites statewide as part of National Drug Take Back Day events this week.

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and its partners created the National Drug Take Back Day initiative seven years ago, to give the public the opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft, by getting rid of unwanted and potentially dangerous prescription drugs.

The Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP), the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) and the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association (PDAA) are partnering together to establish this statewide Prescription Drug Collection Box Program. Applications are currently being reviewed by DDAP, PCCD and PDAA with the goal of distributing funding for 250 drug collection boxes to be placed within local police stations statewide.

In addition to the DEA’s drug take back events, the Pennsylvania Capitol Police will be taking back prescription drugs on Friday, Oct. 25 at the main Capitol complex as well as various state agency locations in Harrisburg. For additional information, including drop off locations and times, call 717-705-0504.

For more information about where to find DEA collection sites in your zip code, visit www.dea.gov or call 1-800-882-9539.

National Drug Take Back Day events


Advertise with us!

Related Stories

 
Advertise with us!