A growing number of teens are abusing prescription drugs obtained from their own homes. According to the Office of National Drug Control Policy’s 2008 report, Prescription for Danger, one third of all new abusers of prescription drugs in 2006 were 12- to 17-year-olds.
Your old medications may even be a target for those you don’t know. Crime associated with abuse and diversion of prescription drugs has increased in all regions of the U.S. within the past five years.
Saturday is National DRUG TAKE BACK DAY.
This is an opportunity to clean out your medicine cabinet of old, out-of-date medications and dispose of them properly. You won’t believe how easy this is going to be.
The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) is hosting its sixth National Prescription Drug Take-Back event on Saturday, April 27, from 10AM – 2PM. The City of Kingston Springs is hosting a convenient drop-off location at L.L. Burns Park, 501 Park St. You don’t even need to get out of your car! Gather all your old and unused medications and dispose of them in this safe and convenient way. You can drive through and drop off without having to get out of your car!
Locally this is sponsored by the Town of Kingston Springs, Kingston Springs Pharmacy, Harpeth River Watershed Assoc., and Second South Cheatham Utility District. Help keep our local water supply clean and drug free by participating in this opportunity.