The Marfa Police Department has announced that it will be hosting National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 22nd, from 10 am to 2 pm at Porters grocery store. The initiative is aimed at preventing medication misuse and opioid addiction by encouraging citizens to remove unneeded medications from their homes and properly dispose of them.
The event provides an opportunity for people to safely dispose of their unused or expired prescription drugs, which might otherwise be abused or accidentally ingested by children and pets. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, prescription drug abuse is a growing problem in the United States, and the majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.
The Marfa Police Department is urging citizens to participate in this important event by bringing in all their unneeded medications. The collected medications will be safely and properly disposed of, ensuring that they do not pose a threat to public safety or the environment.
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is a nationwide initiative sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Since its inception in 2010, the event has collected and disposed of more than 12.5 million pounds of unused or expired prescription drugs.
The Marfa Police Department’s participation in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is part of its ongoing commitment to promoting public safety and preventing drug abuse in the community. Citizens are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to safely dispose of their medications and play a role in preventing prescription drug abuse.