National Drug Take Back Day is September 25th

By Staff Writer

A recent national survey reported that an alarming 6.2 million Americans over the age of 12 years had abused prescription medication within a month of the study. Approximately 63 percent of teenagers said that it was relatively easy to acquire these drugs from the medicine cabinets of friends and family.

Law enforcement officials say that “it’s a real easy temptation for kids, and it actually is an ongoing trend for kids to take Vicodin and wash it down with alcohol or anything their parents and grandparents have in their [homes],” quoted by the news source.
This year, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is launching the National Drug Take Back Day. People will be able to drop off unused pills and capsules – such as those that are expired or unwanted – at designated sites, no questions asked.
The Palladium Item reports that this event will take place on the 25th of September. Drop-off sites throughout the nation will accept all drugs except intravenous solutions, injectable liquids and needles.