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Drug Take Back at Station 210

Title:Drug Take Back at Station 210
Date & Time:Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location:Fire Station 210
5255 Eisenhower Ave
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 Fire Station 210 as part of this 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, are staffing multiple 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.
Link:https://www.alexandriava.gov/uploadedFiles/Sheriff/info/2017FallDrugTakeBack.pdf
Contact Person:PIO Crystal Nosal
Contact Phone No.:703.746.6600
Fees:Free
Audience:Anyone may attend
Tags:APDCalendar, Criminal Justice, Eco-City, Eisenhower West, Fire Department, Health, Public Safety, West End


For event details visit http://www.alexandriava.gov/c/16895
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