City of Alexandria, VA
Drug Take Back Day in Del Ray
|Title:||Drug Take Back Day in Del Ray|
|Date & Time:||Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM|
Drug Take Back (Courtesy DEA)
Have unused and expired prescription medications? Dispose of them safely at a convenient location with the “Take-Back” initiative to prevent pill abuse and theft.
Stop by the Del Ray Pharmacy, 2204 Mount Vernon Avenue, where the Alexandria Police Department and the Alexandria Sheriff’s Office, with cooperation from the Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Alexandria, are collecting potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs and other medications for 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 one-day effort, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration, is intended to bring national focus to the issue of increasing pharmaceutical controlled substance abuse. The service is free and anonymous; no questions asked.
|Contact Phone No.:||703.746.6600|
|Audience:||Anyone may attend|
|Tags:||Criminal Justice, Del Ray, Health, Public Safety|
For event details visit http://www.alexandriava.gov/c/4842
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