National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

The Everman Police Department is participating in the National Take Back Day Initiative on Saturday, April 28, 2018.

We have installed prescription drug drop boxes in the lobby of the Everman Police Department located at 404 W. Enon Avenue, Everman, TX 76140.

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.4 million Americans abused 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.

The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.

Too often, unused prescription drugs find their way into the wrong hands. That’s dangerous and often tragic. That’s why it was great to see thousands of folks from across the country clean out their medicine cabinets and turn in – safely and anonymously – a record amount of prescription drugs.

Results from October 2017 14th National Take Back

•Total Law Enforcement Participation: 4,274
•Total Collection Sites: 5,321
•Total Weight Collected: 912,305 lbs. (456 Tons)

Results from April 2017 14th National Take Back

•Total Law Enforcement Participation: 4,223
•Total Collection Sites: 5,498
•Total Weight Collected: 900,386 lbs. (450 Tons)

For more information about the program visit  https://takebackday.dea.gov

Remember this years National Take Back Day Initiative is Saturday, April 28, 2018.

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