As we continue working to stay safe amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, there are still a number of ways we can protect our family members from the ongoing opioid epidemic. On October 24, RALI Oregon & our partners will participate in the DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to practice prevention efforts and stop an addiction before it starts.
Many people who become addicted to opioids get their first doses from the medicine cabinets of friends and family members. Safely storing and disposing of medications can help end the deadly cycle of addiction.
This Take Back Day serves as an important reminder – not only to take this time to clean out your medicine cabinets, but to learn how you can safely return unused prescriptions to secure locations in your community, or safely dispose of unwanted medications at home.
On October 24, visit the DEA’s website here to find a location to safely rid your medicine cabinet of unwanted, expired, or unused prescriptions.
And continue learning how to keep your community safe by visiting rali-or.org.