Where to Go for National Drug Take Back Day in Florida on April 28
Tomorrow, Saturday, April 28th is National Drug Take Back Day from 10 am to 2 pm. But what exactly is National Drug Take Back Day and how does it help prevent opioid abuse?
What Is National Drug Take Back Day?
National Drug Take Back Day is designated on specific days and times so that individuals can properly dispose of leftover and unused prescription drugs. The mission of National Drug Take Back Day is to have a designated safe location for individuals to drop off prescription drugs that will be properly disposed by officials. Proper disposal of prescription drugs is part of the preventative measure to reduce drug misuse and drug abuse. Instead of prescription pills, especially narcotics, being disposed in trash or sewage, officials can collect and destroy them to minimize public health risks. Addiction is a disease that has impacted the nation. Prescription pills, like opioids and benzodiazepines, have been most frequently abused, which is why measures have been taken to monitor their availability more closely. Essentially, National Drug Take Back Day helps to prevent drug abuse, drug addiction, and drug overdose deaths.
Locations to Drop Off in South Florida
There are several locations in the South Florida area that will be participating in the drop off program from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday, April 28, including these designated locations in the Palm Beach County & Broward County areas:
Palm Beach County:
Boca Raton Police Services Department – Front Lobby
100 NW Boca Raton Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33432
Ocean Ridge Police Department
6450 North Ocean Blvd, Ocean Ridge, FL 33435
Lantana Police Department
901 N 8th St, Lantana, FL 33462
Town of Manalapan Police Department
600 South Ocean Blvd, Manalapan, FL 33462
Lake Clarke Shores Police Department
1701 Barbados Rd, Lake Clark Shores, FL 33406
Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office – Laboratory Evidence Unit
3228 Gun Club Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33406
South Palm Beach Police Department
3577 S Ocean Blvd, South Palm Beach, FL 33480
3000 North State Road 7, Margate, FL 33063
Wilton Manors Police Department
2020 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, FL 33305
Plantation Police Department
451 NW 70th Ter, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33317
11204 State Road 84, Davie, FL 33325
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