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North Georgia Health District Community Overdose Response Program (CORP) will be hosting a National Prescription Drug Take Back Day event on October 27th from 9 AM to 1 PM at the Cherokee County Health Department in Woodstock, located at 7545 North Main Street, Suite 100, Woodstock, GA 30188. Residents are invited to join in the effort to reduce overdose harm and deaths by looking in their medicine cabinets and seeing what medications/drugs that can be disposed of. They will be accepting all drugs except for inhalers and autoinjectors, like Epi-Pens. Law enforcement will be present to take custody of and properly dispose of any drugs forfeited. The Georgia’s 911 Medical Amnesty Law will be honored at this event and individuals wishing to dispose of any drugs should not fear law enforcement’s presence.Woodstock, GA - Our
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is an initiative of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The mission of the DEA is to ensure the safety and health of American communities by combating criminal drug networks bringing harm, violence, overdoses, and poisonings to the United States. Too often, unused prescription drugs find their way into the wrong hands. That's dangerous and often tragic. That's why people across the country are encouraged to clean out their medicine cabinets and safely and anonymously turn in their unused and unneeded prescription drugs on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day each October 28th.
DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day reflects DEA’s commitment to Americans’ safety and health, encouraging the public to remove unneeded medications from their homes as a measure of preventing medication misuse and opioid addiction from ever starting.
An additional National Prescription Drug Take Back Day collection event in the North Georgia Health District is being held by the Gilmer County Sheriff's Office at Huff's Drug Store, located at 136 Industrial Blvd, Ellijay, GA 30540. That event is on Saturday, October 28th, from 10 AM to 2 PM.
To find other National Prescription Drug Take Back Day events, go to www.dea.gov/takebackday#collection-locator.