For immediate release: Oct. 27, 2022
Unneeded prescription medication–those that are old, unwanted, or no longer needed – are a public safety issue, too often becoming a gateway to addiction. The majority of opioid addictions start with prescription pills found in medicine cabinets at home. Pharmaceutical drugs can be just as dangerous as street drugs when taken without a prescription or a doctor’s supervision. A majority of people who misuse a prescription medication obtained the medicine from a family member or friend.
DEA’s National Prescription Drug Tack Back Day events are one way to dispose of unneeded medications. Beyond Take Back Day, there are opportunities to regularly and safely dispose of unneeded medications at pharmacies, hospitals, police departments, and businesses working to clean out medicine cabinets throughout the year. For more information on prescription drug abuse, go to:
Upcoming Prescription Drug Take-Back Day in Gallatin County
Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022
Law & Justice Center
615 S. 16th Ave.
10 AM – 2 PM
The Missouri River Drug Task Force is partnering with the Alcohol & Drug Services of Gallatin County, Community-Coalition On Drug Awareness, Bozeman Elks Lodge #46, the Montana Elks Drug Awareness Program, and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for this National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. This is a great opportunity for those who have missed the previous events, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications.
PLEASE DO NOT GIVE US:
- Needles and sharps
- Thermometers (mercury)
- Oxygen containers
- Pressurized canisters
- Chemotherapy/radioactive substances