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Drug Take Back Day at Neighborhood Pharmacy

Title:Drug Take Back Day at Neighborhood Pharmacy
Date & Time:Sat Apr 27, 2024 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location:Neighborhood Pharmacy of Del Ray, 2204 Mount Vernon Avenue
Neighborhood Pharmacy of Del Ray
Event Details:April 27 is Drug Take Back Day
April 27 is Drug Take Back Day
Safely dispose of unneeded prescription and over-the-counter medications, including those prescribed by veterinarians, during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 27 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

As part of the Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Drug Take Back Day, the Alexandria Police Department, Alexandria Sheriff’s Office, and Alexandria Health Department, with cooperation from the Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Alexandria, are staffing multiple drop-off locations for safe medication disposal.

Drop off unused or expired medication at the Neighborhood Pharmacy of Del Ray from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. No needles are accepted at this site.

Can’t make it to Drug Take Back Day? Dispose of medications year-round at one of these permanent drug drop box locations:

The Neighborhood Pharmacy
2204 Mount Vernon Ave.
Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Alexandria Police Headquarters
3600 Wheeler Ave.
Just inside the entrance
Available 24/7

Inova Alexandria Hospital
4320 Seminary Rd.
Visitor’s Lobby
Next to the cashier’s window
Daily: 8 a.m. - 11 p.m.

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 the majority of misused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from home medicine cabinets. In addition, many Americans do not know how to properly dispose of unused medication, often flushing it down the toilet or throwing it away – both potential safety and health hazards.

Drug take back days and permanent drop boxes also support 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.

To learn more about ways to prevent substance use and misuse, visit

To learn more about safe medicine disposal, visit
Audience:Anyone may attend
Tags:APDCalendar, Criminal Justice, DCHS, Eco-City, Fire Department, Health, Mt. Vernon Ave., Parents, Public Safety

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