Getting Drugs off Georgia Streets
Last year, Georgia residents made good use of the 81 collection sites set up for Take Back Day. Almost 3 TONS of unwanted medications and drugs were collected with a "no questions asked" process. If you haven't seen our Coca-Cola graphic about that, check out our 2014 Drug Take Back Day Totals for Georgia page.
The national total for all 9 previous take-back days nationwide is a staggering 4,823,251 pounds. That's almost 5 MILLION pounds of drugs removed from circulation. We haven't done the math yet for how many Diet Cokes that is!
Leftover/Forgotten Drugs get Abused and can Cause Accidents
Prescription drug abuse in the U.S. is increasing at alarming rates, and home medicine cabinets are a source of illicit drugs. Homeowners forget about un-needed extra medications, such as prescription pain killers, and eventually they can go missing, to be abused. Often the extras create confusion, leading to accidental poisonings. Why not get rid of expired and unwanted meds, before they become a problem?
On National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, everyone with unused drugs in their homes can safely dispose of them with no questions asked, by dropping them off at any of hndreds of locations.
Take Back Day 2015: September 26
On July 28th DEA Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg announced the 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back will take place at sites across the country on September 26, 2015. In a statement at the announcement of the event, Rosenberg said, "Prescription drug abuse is a huge problem and this is a great opportunity for folks around the country to help reduce the threat. Please clean out your medicine cabinet and make your home safe from drug theft and abuse.
Almost 100 Drop Off Locations around Georgia
Locations will be announced September 1st on the DEA Take Back Day web page. All locations will be open on September 26th from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. Any and all unwanted drugs, be they prescription or over the counter, will be accepted with no questions asked.