April 30: National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
The number or teenagers abusing prescription drugs is increasing nationwide. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including the home medicine cabinet.
In an effort to address this problem, a National Prescription Drug Take Back Day took place September 25, 2010. Due to the overwhelming success of the first event, the DEA is planning a second National Prescription Drug Take Back Day which will take place on Saturday, April 30, 2011. This will be a great opportunity for those who missed the first event or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of them.