According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 1 in 9 teens have abused prescription drugs. Often these medications are found in the home. Parents and adults can do their part to rid their homes of dangerous prescription drugs by cleaning out your medicine cabinets and disposing of them during the Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Take Back Day.
The Southlake Police Department is again participating in the DEA’s National Take Back Day on Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Individuals can bring unused prescription drugs to our designated drop-off location at our DPS Headquarters located at 600 State Street. Participants will remain anonymous and no questions will be asked.
Participants may dispose of pill-form medication either in its original container or by removing the medication from its container and dropping it directly into the disposal box. Liquid prescriptions, such as cough syrup, should remain in its original bottle. Please make sure the lid is tightly sealed to avoid spillage. An officer will be on hand to keep the DEA container secured.
National Drug Take Back Day
Saturday, April 27, 2013
(10:00AM – 2:00PM)
DPS Headquarters 600 State Street
• The drug take back program is anonymous and no requests for identification or personal information will be made.
• Participants may dispose of medication in its original container or dispose of it directly into the disposal box.
• All participants must retain possession of their own medication during the surrender process.
• No illicit drugs or substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine will be accepted.
• Intravenous solutions and syringes will not be accepted during this initiative due to potential blood-borne hazards.
• Collection boxes will be provided by the DEA and at the conclusion of the event; each box will be labeled by law enforcement and retrieved by the DEA for proper disposal.
This is a great opportunity to safely dispose of unwanted or unused prescription drugs. National Take Back Day is open to everyone.