Drug Enforcement Administration Encourages Tennesseans to Participate in This Year’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

The Drug Enforcement Administration is encouraging Tennesseans to participate in its 23rd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday, October 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time.

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Tennessee Officials Encourage Residents to Participate in Prescription Drug Take Back Day

The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) is urging  Tennesseeans to get rid of their unneeded prescription medications later this week. 

“Whether it’s a recent surgery, dental procedure, or clearing out a home after the death of a loved one, there are so many situations where people have mass quantities of medications just sitting around.  Safe and secure disposal through Take Back Day events is just about the easiest way we all can have an impact on substance use and addiction in our communities,” said TDMHSAS Commissioner Marie Williams, LCSW. “And with deadly doses of illicit fentanyl being pressed into counterfeit pills, there’s never been a more important time to take back your medications so that young people never begin experimenting with medications they find in the home.”

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