Antioch Police, other locations statewide promote Drug Take Back day

On Saturday, September 29, from 10 am to 2 pm, the Antioch Police Department will conduct a prescription drug take-back, to allow the public an opportunity to help prevent pill abuse and theft and safely dispose of dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. This free and anonymous event will take place at the Antioch police station, located at 300 L Street.

This event addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines languishing in home cabinets are very susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. Also, the common ways people dispose of their prescription drugs, in the toilet or trash, pose safety concerns and public health hazards.

The Annual National Presription Drug Take-Back day is being held for the fourth year in a row, and has taken in over one million pounds of drugs nationally at almost 10,000 locations.

California will have events all over the state the same day. To locate a location near you just check the DEA website.

Read More: California Department of Toxic Substances Control

Antioch Police, other locations statewide promote Drug Take Back day was last modified: January 11th, 2019 by admin
Categories: California, Contra Costa

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