LOS ANGELES >> Southland residents can eliminate undesirable or outdated prescribed drugs Saturday by dropping them off at designated assortment websites through the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Nationwide Prescription Drug Take-Again Day.
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., drop-off websites will likely be open all through the area, operated by police departments and different businesses. The service is free and nameless, with no questions requested.
The general public can discover a close by assortment web site by visiting www.dea.gov.
Throughout earlier Drug Take-Again occasions, Los Angeles-area residents have turned in hundreds of kilos of medicines. Throughout final yr’s occasion, greater than 893,000 kilos of prescribed drugs had been collected nationally, DEA officers mentioned. In California alone, greater than 32 tons had been collected.
In keeping with the DEA, medicines that languish in residence cupboards are extremely inclined to diversion and abuse.
The company famous that charges of prescription drug abuse in the US are alarmingly excessive — with 6.four million People age 12 or over abusing the drugs. That’s greater than the variety of folks abusing cocaine, hallucinogens and heroin mixed, in line with the 2015 Nationwide Survey on Drug Use and Well being.
Research present majority of abused prescribed drugs are obtained from household and buddies, together with from the house medication cupboard, in line with the DEA.