National Drug Takeback Day is a day where Americans come together to prevent and control prescription drug abuse, something that Beaches Recovery is incredibly supportive of. Through the efforts of Takeback Day, approximately 914,256 pounds of drugs have been safely disposed of.\r\n\r\nThe impact of National Drug Takeback Day efforts is enormous. Some 6.2 million Americans have abused prescription medications. These were all controlled substances prescribed to patients by doctors. By becoming responsible about drug use and disposal, an enormous demographic avoids the ravages of drugs.\r\n\r\nThis is a day dedicated to the safe return and disposal of prescription medications. It influences a decrease in prescription drug abuse.\r\n\r\nNational Drug Takeback Day 2019 will be facilitated by the US Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Division through the Diversion Control Division. Only qualified law enforcement personnel will officiate the events. If you are a law enforcement agency and would like to host a collection site, contact your local POC.\r\nWhen is National Drug Takeback Day 2019?\r\nThis year\u2019s National Drug Takeback Day\u00a0is on April 27th, 2019 from 10 a.m. through 2 p.m.\r\nLocations for pickup:\r\nThe National Drug Takeback Day occurs at the following approved locations:\r\n\r\n \tHealth departments\r\n \tPharmacies (e.g. Walgreens)\r\n \tOutpatient clinics\r\n\r\nTo find the locations approved in your area, visit this site.\r\nProper Drug Disposal \r\nYou will need basic drug disposal education to participate in this event. Below, we walk you through the FDA-approved methods for prescription drug disposal. Always use proper protective cautions when handling pharmaceutical materials.\r\n\r\n \tMix expired capsules with a biodegradable solution. Common mixes include dirt, coffee grounds, cat litter, and the like. These solutions should not be palatable. This decreases the chances of their being willingly ingested by someone else. Note: do not crush the capsules into this solution. Crushing the capsules releases the chemical ingredients from the pill and exposes them to people or animals in the local environment.\r\n \tPlace\u00a0the mixture you created into a container. Common appropriate containers include plastic bags, trash bags, sealing sandwich boxes, or the like. Anything that can keep the mixture contained. Please do not store or dispose of within reach of small children.\r\n \tThrow\u00a0the container into a trash bin labeled for waste and not recycling.\r\n \tDestroy\u00a0labels that use personal information, like prescription labels on medicine packaging. Place destroyed labels in the same container as uncrushed pills.\r\n\r\nSpecial Note:\u00a0For medications with \u201cimmediate flush\u201d warnings, please discard these at an appropriate Takeback location instead of flushing them into sewage whenever possible. Flushing medication is potentially harmful to your local environment. The Drugs@FDA archives list medications that are safe to flush, and also provides more detailed disposal information. You can also always wait until the next National Drug Takeback Day.\r\nBeaches Recovery \u2013 Custom Treatment Services \r\nAt Beaches Recovery, we believe in treating the mind, body, and spirit. We offer many programs for loved ones struggling with drug addiction so that their recovery needs can be met:\r\n\r\n \tExtended care\r\n \tTransitional programs\r\n \tSober living\r\n \tPartial hospitalization\r\n \tOutpatient rehab\r\n \tIntensive outpatient program\r\n \tInpatient rehab\r\n\r\nWe\u2019re strong supporters of National Drug Takeback Day because we are enthusiastic about helping those who may be abusing drugs or alcohol. If you or someone you know could use our help, please reach out to Beaches Recovery at <a href='tel:8666050532'>866.605.0532</a>.