The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims 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. On October 28, 2023, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., you can collect your unused or unwanted prescriptions and drop them off at any of the following locations, no questions asked.
You can help prevent prescription drug abuse by doing the following:
Use medications only as prescribed by your doctor.
Never share your medications with anyone. It is dangerous and illegal.
There are also a few options for safe disposal in your own home, you can learn more here.
Take the time to keep your prescription medication safe, secure and out of sight. For more information visit DrugFreeTexas.org.
Permanent drop boxes are installed securely at DEA approved locations. These drop boxes are a safe way for you to dispose of your unwanted or expired prescription drugs. It’s easy: Bring them, drop them in, no questions asked. Click the button below for more information and to view permanent drop box locations.
We understand that sometimes, there are difficulties getting to a permanent drop box site. Click the button below to learn more about safe disposal options available to East Texas residents you can use in your own home.
Quite frequently youngsters merely open the medicine cabinet and there before them is a variety of drugs available for the taking: pain pills for post gum surgery; sleeping pills from an overseas airplane trip; cough medicine from last season’s flu. The time to act is now. You are the key to your child’s drug-free future.
If you feel uncomfortable placing your medications in the trash, you can drop them off at the nearest Prescription Drug Drop Box or order a free Stericycle Seal&Send Envelope to mail in your drugs for disposal.
These products can help you monitor and secure your medications (click to learn more):
Reduce access to addictive medications for accidental or intentional misuse and overdose by youth and others in the home.
Decrease water contamination due to pharmaceutical medications being flushed down the drains in our homes, or contained in our landfills.
Reduce illegal narcotic sales in East Texas.
Reduce law enforcement efforts required to respond to burglaries and thefts involving prescription drugs
UT Tyler – Ben and Maybe Fisch College of Pharmacy
Brookshire Grocery Company
Cass County Sheriff Department
CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System
Cypress Basin Hospice
Gladewater Police Department
Daingerfield Police Department
City of Hallsville
Hospice of East Texas
Jacksonville Police Department
Kilgore Police Department
Morris County Sheriff Department
Morris County Collaborative
Partners in Prevention
Rusk County Sheriff Department
Smith County Sheriff Department
Student National Pharmaceutical Association
Texas Spine & Joint
Tyler Family Circle of Care
Tyler Senior Center
Tyler Police Department
Rise Up Rusk County
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