Help Prevent Opioid Abuse During Drug Take Back Day

Here's an interesting fact for you: Almost 132,000 pounds of unused prescription drugs have been collected in Texas during the past two National Prescription Drug Take Back Day events.

That's almost 66 tons of medications that had been sitting in medicine cabinets, kitchen drawers, and bedside tables throughout the state.

That's a lot of drugs that could end up in the hands of children or people battling opioid addictions.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) twice a year puts on the take back day events to provide a safe, convenient, and anonymous way for people to dispose of prescription drugs. The next one is scheduled for Oct. 28 at locations throughout the state.

TMA supports community programs such as take back days as part of its policy on addressing prescription drug abuse and overdose.

If you want to be part of the effort, you can find more information, posters, and other handouts on DEA's website.

Action, Oct. 17, 2017

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October 17, 2017

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