North Dakota Gears Up for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
So, National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is this great initiative in the U.S. that happens a couple of times a year. The next National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, October 28.
It's all about helping people get rid of their old or unused prescription drugs and over-the-counter meds in a safe and eco-friendly way.
Here's the lowdown:
Why It Happens: The main deal is to stop prescription drugs from getting into the wrong hands, especially young folks. We're talking about preventing misuse, abuse, and accidental poisonings.
Drop-Off Spots: They set up drop-off spots in various places like police stations, pharmacies, and community centers. You just swing by with your meds, and they take care of them.
Stay Anonymous: No need to worry about privacy – you can drop off your meds without anyone knowing it's you. It's all about getting rid of the drugs safely.
Environmentally Friendly: On top of all that, it's a win for the environment. Throwing meds in the trash or flushing them down the toilet is bad news for the planet. National Prescription Drug Take Back Day keeps them out of our water and ecosystems.
Focus on Controlled Substances: The event is especially looking out for controlled substances – those are the ones that are more strictly regulated because they can be easily misused or abused.
Spread the Word: There's usually a bunch of awareness campaigns before the event to let people know about it and where to find the nearest drop-off spots.
Success and Growth: Over the years, this thing has been super successful. They've collected tons of pounds of meds and have been adding more and more drop-off spots.
If you've got some old pills lying around, don't just toss them. The next National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, October 28. Drop them off at one of the designated spots to help out in the fight against drug abuse and protect the environment. It's a win-win.
G&G Pharmacy has a designated drop off bin for old prescriptions. You can bring them anytime, not just on Saturday. G&G Pharmacy is located in the 20/20 Professional Center, 1500 14th St W #150, Williston.
In Montana, the Glendive Police Department is participating. Drop off old prescriptions from 10:00am-2:00pm on Saturday, October 28. 440 Colorado Blvd, Glendive.
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