Hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday weekend,
I just found out about a new national tradition that I wanted to share with everyone and I hope you will participate!
It is well known that unused and unneeded prescription medication that is kept around the house is one of the leading sources of drug abuse. Giving a friend or family member our unneeded medication, or if it ends up being taken without our knowledge, creates a dangerous situation. Medication prescribed for you by your doctor, if used by someone else, is no longer being used under the supervision of a doctor or the way it was intended.
The case is particularly troubling with narcotic pain medications or other controlled medications like stimulants. You also may have seemingly benign, expired and unneeded medications around the house that if taken in the wrong quantity by the wrong person could do a lot of harm. For example, your blood pressure medication could be deadly if taken by a child.
You might be asking, "What should I do?". You have probably heard not to flush or throw the medications in the trash... but this weekend... you can give them away!
Saturday, April 26th is The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day!
You can find a location near you that will accept your unneeded medications, here.
Tell your friends, family and neighbors about this great opportunity to keep our homes and neighborhoods safe!
This is the official website: http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/index.html