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National Drug Take-Back Day | Promoting Personal Safety and Environmental Responsibility

April 27th marks National Drug Take Back Day!

Too often, unused prescription drugs find their way into the wrong places. That’s frequently dangerous and tragic. National Drug Take Back Day makes a difference for your safety and the health of our environment by addressing this critical issue.

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Why is Drug Take Back Day Important?

How many of us have expired medications lying around our homes? The fact is, many of us do. These unused medications can pose serious risks when mishandled.

When we discard medications in the trash or flush them down the toilet, they don’t just disappear. They can leach into our water supply, contaminating rivers and harming aquatic life. The danger doesn’t stop there. Accidental poisonings, especially if medications are within reach of children or pets, become more likely when we do not properly dispose of our medication.

How does National Drug Take Back Day Help?

Here’s the good news: Drug Take Back Day provides a safe, easy way to dispose of unwanted medications. Whether it’s painkillers or antibiotics, you can drop them off, no questions asked.

When we properly dispose of unused prescriptions, we play a crucial role in preventing opioid misuse and addiction. Too often, unused painkillers end up in the wrong hands, leading to devastating consequences for individuals and families. By participating in Drug Take Back Day, you are keeping yourself and your loved ones safe and doing your part to protect our environment. Every medication disposed of correctly is one less potential hazard lurking in our homes and waterways.

Let’s take this opportunity to demonstrate our dedication to ourselves and our environment. Embracing the principles of personal safety and environmental responsibility is a collective effort toward positive change. Together, we can make a difference.

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