DEA Hosts Prescription Drug Take Back Day This Saturday

The Drug Enforcement Administration is hosting National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

People can deposit any unused prescription pills or tablets without containers or labels.

The DEA says this is the 20th year they’ve hosted this campaign, and every year they take back more prescription drugs than the year before.

Brian McNeal, public information officer for Detroit Field Division, says “If you have a friend or family member who has an addiction problem, when do they have privacy in your home, in your bathroom, they’re free to go into your medicine cabinet and your medicine cabinet has unknowingly become a drug dealer.”

The DEA will have prescription drug take back boxes for community members to use across the state

A list of locations can be found on here: National Take Back Initiative Collection Site Search

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