On Saturday, September 29, from 10 am to 2 pm, Law Enforcement agencies and other institutions all over the U.S. 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.
The Antioch police have gone one step further, and are installing a permanent repository for prescription drugs, and will be having a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday in conjunction with the nationwide take back program.
Drug take back systems address 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 Antioch Medicine Collection Unit will allow residents to safely dispose of unwanted drugs on an ongoing basis, rather than just on an event day. The unit will be available Mondays through Thursdays from 9 am to 1 pm at the Antioch Police Station, at 300 L Street.
California will have events all over the state the same day. To locate a location near you just check the DEA website.