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Sept. 29 Is Drug Take-Back Day

Bring your unwanted, unused or expired prescription drugs to the Atlanta police departments between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The Atlanta Police, along with East Point police departments are participating in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

This is an event where citizens can turn in unwanted, unused or expired prescription drugs so they can be safely disposed of.  

Residents of SW Atlanta area can take old prescription drugs to these locations.

  • Atlanta Police Department Zone Precincts. (whichever is closest to you)
  • East Point Police Department at 2727 East Point Street.

In April 2012, citizens turned in a record-breaking 552,161 pounds (276 tons) of unwanted or expired medications for safe and proper disposal at the 5,659 take-back sites that were available in all 50 states and U.S. territories, according to the police departments.

jeff September 26, 2012 at 02:55 PM
We are very fortunate for this coordinated effort. National Take Back Day saves lives. Too many kids experiment with pills, and that experimentation can become addiction. Opiate abusers ultimately turn to heroin. We've lost too many lives in America with this. We need to help our kids stay away from these legal, but harmful drugs of abuse. Teen addicts in treatment tell Myteensavers that they never thoughts their recreational pill use would lead them to heroin, but it did. They advocate frequent parental conversations and home drug testing to help detect early drug use. Too many people rant about marijuana, when we have a serious opioid problem among all ages.

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