Dispose of medications safely this Saturday

If you want to keep your unwanted medications out of the hands of kids, off the streets and out of our waterways, you can dispose of them safely this Saturday at a Prescription Drug Take Back Day event.The Pasadena Police Department, together with together with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), BACODA, and other community partners, will host a collection site at Pasadena ISD’s Summit (located at 1838 E. Sam Houston Pkwy – near the intersection of the Beltway and Red Bluff Road) this Saturday, Sept. 29th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The service is free and easy – all you have to do is pull up in your vehicle and drop off the medications you’d like to dispose of. Everything will be kept completely anonymous, no questions asked, and blank labels will be available for anyone concerned about protecting their privacy. Prescription and over-the-counter solid dosage medications, like tablets and capsules, will be accepted.

It takes less than a minute but can have a big impact. The non-medical use of prescription drugs is second most common form of drug abuse in the country; in fact, studies have shown that more Americans are abusing prescription drugs than the number of those using cocaine, hallucinogens, and heroin combined. And teenagers most often get the medications from family and friends, with the home medicine cabinet serving as a primary source.

For full details, visit: https://local.nixle.com/alert/4892203/?sub_id=278723.