Drug Take Back Day

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.9 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.​ The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.​ Visit Avoid Opioid​ SD​ to see South Dakota specific opioid data and efforts that are being take as well as to locate a take back site. Spread the Word!