This Saturday, the DEA brings back the National Prescription Drug Take-Back event, including drop-off and collection sites nationwide.

The threat of idle or unused prescription drugs in the home is evident, given the clear linkages between prescription drug experimentation/abuse and progression to heroin. The point of this event, as noted by the DEA, is to provide a “safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications”.

For a collection site near you, click here.