The New Mexico Department of Health has issued details about the DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, which is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28.
The DEA’s annual Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.4 million Americans abused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.
The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.
Link to NMDOH details: https://nmhealth.org/news/information/2017/10/?view=637
Area locations to drop off prescriptions:
|PARTICIPANTS NAME||COLLECTION SITE||ADDRESS||CITY||STATE, ZIP||~DISTANCE|
|If you do not find a collection site near you, please check back frequently, sites are added every day.|
|LOS ALAMOS POLICE DEPARTMENT||SMITHS||751 TRINITY DR||LOS ALAMOS||NM, 87544||0 miles.||Map|
|LOS ALAMOS POLICE DEPARTMENT||WHITE ROCK VISITORS’ CENTER||115 STATE ROAD 4||LOS ALAMOS||NM, 87544||0 miles.||Map|
|ESPAÑOLA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY||CVS PHARMACY||1202 NORTH RIVERSIDE DR||ESPANOLA||NM, 87532||15 miles.||Map|
|ESPAÑOLA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY||WALGREENS||1115 NORTH RIVERSIDE DR||ESPANOLA||NM, 87532||15 miles.||Map|
|RIO ARRIBA SHERIFF’S OFFICE / RACSTOP||RIO ARRIBA SHERIFF’S OFFICE||1122 INDUSTRIAL PARK ROAD||ESPANOLA||NM, 87532||15 miles.||Map|
|If you do not find a collection site near you, please check back frequently, new sites are added every day.|