The DEA is having a Take Back Day event for you to safely discard unused prescription medications.
The official website for the event says,
“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.”
The event takes place on Saturday, April 24, 2021, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Dropoff locations include:
EXCELSIOR SPRINGS POLICE DEPARTMENT
KEARNEY MO POLICE DEPARTMENT
GOWER POLICE DEPARTMENT
LIBERTY POLICE DEPT.
KANSAS CITY MISSOURI POLICE DEPT
RICHMOND POLICE DEPARTMENT
SAVANNAH POLICE DEPARTMENT
MARYVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT
Check with local law enforcement. Many have year-round drop-off boxes.