“The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day was a huge success!! 179 lbs. of prescription drugs were collected!
The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs.
The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.
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The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.
A huge thank you to Tarzana Treatment Center, Kaiser Hospital, Drug Enforcement Administration and everyone that helped out with this event.