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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Posted about 1 month ago by Annette Johansen

Saturday, October 28, 2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Most abused prescription drugs come from family and friends. You could be a drug dealer and not even now it.

  • Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, leading to accidental poisoning, overdose, and abuse.
  • Pharmaceutical drugs can be just as dangerous as street drugs when taken without a prescription of a doctor’s supervision.
  • The non-medical use of prescription drugs ranks second only to marijuana as the most common form of drug abuse in America.
  • The majority of teenagers abusing prescription drugs get them from family and friends – and the home medicine cabinet.
  • Unused prescription drugs thrown in the trash can be retrieved and abused or illegally sold. Unused drugs that are flushed contaminate the water supply.
  • Take-back programs are the best way to dispose of old drugs. But if a program is not available:
    • Take the meds out of their bottles;
    • Mix them with something unappealing like used kitty litter or coffee grounds;
    • Seal them in a bag or disposable container, and throw that away.
  • For more information on prescription drug abuse, go to:

Below are Prescription Drugs Take Back locations in your community:

PARTICIPANTS NAME

COLLECTION SITE

ADDRESS

CITY

STATE, ZIP

~DISTANCE

DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION

HEALTH COMMUNITIES BUILDING

3900 AMBASSADOR DRIVE

ANCHORAGE

AK, 99508

0 miles.

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DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION

PROVIDENCE ALASKA MEDICAL CENTER

3300 PROVIDENCE DRIVE ENTRANCE 4

ANCHORAGE

AK, 99508

0 miles.

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DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION

FRED MEYERS - MULDOON

7701 DEBARR ROAD

ANCHORAGE

AK, 99504

3 miles.

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DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION

FRED MEYERS - ABBOTT

2300 ABBOTT ROAD

ANCHORAGE

AK, 99507

5 miles.

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