Palos Verdes National Prescription Drug Take Back 2021 Event!

Palos VerdesNational Prescription Drug Take Back 2021 Event!

Palos Verdes homes owners can join the Palos Verdes Estates Police Department in supporting the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day which provides a safe, convenient and responsible way to dispose of prescription drugs. This year the event will offer drive through on Saturday, April 24, 2021, between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at the collection site in front of the Palos Verdes Police Station located at 340 Palos Verdes Drive West, Palos Verdes Estates.

This National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to a 2019 National Survey, 9.7 million people misused prescription pain relievers, 4.9 million people misused prescription stimulants, and 5.9 million people misused prescription tranquilizers or sedatives in 2019.

The purpose of this Take Back program is a safe way to dispose of pharmaceutical drugs that can be just as dangerous as street drugs when taken without a prescription or doctors supervision.  Many teenagers abusing prescription drugs get them from family and friends- from the home medicine cabinet.  Unused prescription drugs thrown in the trash can be retrieved, abused or illegally sold.  Unused drugs that are flushed contaminate the water supply.  Proper disposal of unused drugs saves lives and protects the environment.  Take Back programs are the best way to dispose of old drugs.

For more information on this event call (310) 378-4211.

To read my last article regarding National Prescription Drug Take Back click here.

Photo courtesy of the Palos Verdes Police Department

 

 

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