According to the US Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration, “More than seven million Americans currently abuse prescription drugs, according to the 2009 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Each day, approximately, 2,500 teens use prescription drugs to get high for the first time according to the Partnership for a Drug Free America. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including the home medicine cabinet.”
Based on this information, the DEA, in conjunction with state and local law enforcement agencies throughout the United States conduct “National Prescription Drug Take Back Day”. The purpose of this event is to make provisions for anyone wanting to dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs.
The DEA has scheduled the next National Prescription Drug Take Back Day for Saturday, September 29, 2012, from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. The Dothan Police Department will once again provide a drop off site at 210 North Saint Andrews Street in the front parking lot. This is a great opportunity for those who missed previous events or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of them.