Prescription Drug Take Back Event to Be Held in Belleville
October 21, 2021
The Belleville Police Department, in cooperation with the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will hold a Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 23, 2021, at the Belleville Police Station, 61 Frederick Street, from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
To keep everyone safe, collection sites will follow local COVID-19 guidelines and regulations.
The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.9 million Americans misused 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.
The FDA provides information on how to properly dispose of prescription drugs. More information is available here: https://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/where-and-how-dispose-unused-medicines.
For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs, or about the October 23rd Take Back Day event, go to https://takebackday.dea.gov/.