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Tuscaloosa locations for Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

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Source: Tuscaloosa Police Department

Prescription Drug Drop-off Locations

On October 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. the West Alabama Narcotics Task Force and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its seventh opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Bring your medications for disposal to any of the following locations:

Foodworld

641 Bear Creek Road

Tuscaloosa, Al 35401 (Highway 69 South)

 

Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue and Logistics Training Center

2015 McFarland Blvd. East

Tuscaloosa, Al 35401

 

Kmart

635 Skyland Blvd.

Tuscaloosa, Al 35401

 

CVS Pharmacy

1910 McFarland Blvd.

Northport, Al 35475

Last April, Americans turned in 371 tons (over 742,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at over 5,800 sites operated by the DEA and its thousands of state and local law enforcement partners. In its six previous "Take Back" events, DEA and its partners took in over 2.8 million pounds—more than 1,400 tons—of pills.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.

Please come out and support this event and drop-off any unwanted prescription drugs.

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