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Drug Take Back at First Baptist

Title:Drug Take Back at First Baptist
Date & Time:Sat Oct 22, 2016 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location:First Baptist Church of Alexandria, 2932 King St. (Map This)
Event Details:Drug Take Back (Courtesy DEA)
Drug Take Back (Courtesy DEA)
Have unwanted and expired prescription medications? Dispose of them safely at the “Drug Take-Back” to prevent pill abuse and theft.

Officers from the Alexandria Police Department will be collecting unwanted medications outside First Baptist Church as part of the national Drug Take Back Day initiated by the Drug Enforcement Administration. The Alexandria Police Department and the Alexandria Sheriff’s Office, with cooperation from the Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Alexandria and Alexandria Renew Enterprises, are holding three drop off sites for Drug Take Back.

Drop off potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs and other medications for safe disposal and destruction. These drugs can be a source of supply for illegal use and an unacceptable risk to public health and safety.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Many Americans are not aware that medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, many Americans do not know how to properly dispose of their unused medicine, often flushing them down the toilet or throwing them away – both potential safety and health hazards.

This program also supports the goals of the Eco-City Alexandria initiative to promote a place where people can live healthier and economically productive lives while reducing their impact on the environment.

The service is free and anonymous; no questions asked.
Contact Person:PIO Crystal Nosal
Contact Phone No.:703.746.6601
Audience:Anyone may attend
Tags:Criminal Justice, Eco-City, Health, Public Safety, West End

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