National Drug Take Back Day This Saturday, April 30th

On Saturday, April 30 from 10 AM to 2 PM you can bring unused medications to the Seattle Police Department for disposal — no questions asked.

got_drugs_bannerDrug Take Back Day prevents pill abuse and theft by ridding homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to any of Seattle’s five police precincts.  Residents of north Seattle can go to 10049 College Way North, the police station on the west side of the freeway which is near North Seattle Community College.

This drug disposal service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

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.

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