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Drug Take Back Event- Oct 27th

The Partnership for Substance Free Youth in Buncombe County will host the semiannual DEA National Prescription Take Back day on 10/27/18 from 10am-2pm in collaboration with local businesses at several locations. Through these medication Take Backs and permanent medication drop boxes in our community, the Partnership for Substance Free Youth in Buncombe County has already collected 1050 pounds of unneeded or expired prescription medications in 2018.

Recent trends indicate teens and young adults are increasingly turning to prescription (Rx) or over-the-counter (OTC) medicines. Teens report getting many of these medicines from home medicine cabinets and mistakenly believe that abusing them is “safer” than other drugs. According to surveys from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 20 percent of teens say they have taken a prescription drug without having a prescription for it themselves, and 5 percent report abusing OTC cough medicine to get high.

Participating in National Take Back Day provides community members with an opportunity to help prevent prescription and over-the-counter medicine misuse and abuse by disposing of unused or expired medicines in a safe, convenient, and responsible way.

The event will take place at multiple locations across Buncombe County from 10am-2pm:

Walgreens: 1124 Patton Ave, Asheville

Walgreens: 1835 Hendersonville Road, Asheville

Walgreens: 91 S. Tunnel Road, Asheville

Walgreens: 841 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville

CVS: 505 Smokey Park Hwy, Asheville

CVS: 425 W State St. Black Mountain

Asheville Airport – Public Safety Building, Fletcher

SONA Pharmacy: 805 Fairview Rd, Asheville

Please remove identification from all medications, and separate pills, liquids and inhalers into different bags or containers. We cannot accept radioactive medications such as cancer medications. Also, we cannot accept needles or sharps.

All medications collected during the event are considered anonymous and will be incinerated by the Drug Enforcement Agency.

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Take Back Flyer 521 KB 10/11/2018 4:41 PM