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DEA Drug Take Back Day

The  Drug Enforcement Agency’s Take Back Day on Saturday, April 28, provides an opportunity for you to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths. One of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners’ Strategic Priorities is to stem the disease of opioid addiction in our community – a crisis that threatens the health and safety of a growing number of our neighbors. An important way that you can help is by stopping the flow of abused prescription drugs that come from yourself, your family, and your friends. If you have unused prescription drugs in your medicine cabinet, you could be a drug dealer and not even know it.

Participate in the DEA’s Drug Take Back Day, taking place SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. by bring unneeded medications to:

  • Walgreens
  • 1124 Patton Ave., Asheville
  • Walgreens
  • 1835 Hendersonville Road, Asheville
  • Walgreens
  • 91 S. Tunnel Road, Asheville
  • Walgreens
  • 84 Merrimon Ave., Asheville
  • CVS
  • 505 Smokey Park Highway., Asheville
  • CVS
  • 423 W. State St., Black Mountain
  • Asheville Airport
  • Public Safety Building, Fletcher
  • SONA Pharmacy
  • 805 Fairview Road, Asheville
  • Asheville Police Department
  • 100 Court Plaza, Asheville
  • Buncombe County Judicial Complex
  • 60 Court Plaza, Asheville
  • Sheriff's Satellite Office
  • 339 New Leicester Highway, Asheville

Please Follow These Instructions:

  • Remove identification from all medications. Separate pills, liquids, and inhalers. Use a different disposable paper or plastic bag for each type of medication. Empty dry pill medication into a bag; leave liquid medications in their original container and place in a separate bag. NO radioactive medications such as cancer medications. NO needles or sharps accepted.

Today, in North Carolina, you are more likely to die of an overdose than a car crash. This is a public health crisis with costs to families, neighborhoods, and the community. Find out how you can pledge your support and help this crisis by visiting our Opioid Addiction Symptoms & Treatment page.

Sponsored the Partnership for Substance Free Youth of Buncombe County