Drug Take Back Day, April 27

National Prescription Take Back Day, April 27
Posted on 04/22/2019
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Do you have unused prescriptions in your home? To make sure unused prescriptions do not find their way into the wrong hands, consider participating in the National Prescription Take Back Day, Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Arlington Heights Police Department, 200 E. Sigwalt St. 

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. 

National Take-Back Day is a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.