Got Drugs? National Take-Back Day on April 27, 2013

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 1 in 9 teens have abused prescription drugs. Often these medications are found in the home. Parents and adults can do their part to rid their homes of dangerous prescription drugs by cleaning out their medicine cabinets and disposing of them during the Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Take-Back Day.

The Highland Park Department of Public Safety and University Park Police Department are both participating in the DEA’s National Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in addition to various other locations across the metroplex. You can bring unused prescription drugs to these designated drop-off locations or you may find the nearest location by clicking here.

You may dispose of pill-form medication either in its original container or by removing the medication from its container and dropping it directly into the disposal box.  Liquid prescriptions, such as cough syrup, should remain in its original bottle.  Please make sure the lid is tightly sealed to avoid spillage. An officer will be on hand to keep the DEA container secured. Participants will remain anonymous and no questions will be asked.drug2drug3

National Drug Take-Back Day

Saturday, April 27, 2013

10:00AM – 2:00PM

           Highland Park DPS
               4700 Drexel Dr
  University Park Police Dept 
      3800 University Blvd 

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposal, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of these medications. This is a great opportunity to safely dispose of unwanted or unused prescription drugs. National Take-Back Day is open to everyone.

For additional information, please contact (214) 521-5000.

Sources: Drug Enforcement Administration and My Southlake News

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