If you have unused prescription drugs in your home medicine cabinet, you’ll have an opportunity to safely dispose of them.
On Saturday, April 24, Virginia is taking part in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.
The DEA’s Take Back Day happens biyearly, once in October and once in April, and aims to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.
According to a 2019 Nation Survey on Drug Use and Health, a majority of misused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends. DEA said that the best way to ensure that prescription drugs aren’t misused is to safely dispose of them.
For a full list of drop-off locations, click here.
The program is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Here’s a map of collection sites near you: