On October 29, the Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative (RALI) of Iowa and our partners across the state will recognize the U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.
Take Back Day serves as an important reminder: take this time to clean out your medicine cabinets and learn how you can safely rid your home of unused prescriptions to help end the deadly cycle of addiction.
As the DEA explains, “the drug overdose epidemic in the United States is a clear and present public health, public safety, and national security threat.” And the misuse of prescription opioids often starts in the medicine cabinets of friends and family members.
Visit DEA’s Take Back Day Site Locator this month or find a drug take back center in your community where you can dispose of medications any time.
Thank you for taking simple steps to make a big difference.