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National Prescription Take Back Day April 28th!

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The National Prescription Drug Take Back day is Saturday, April 28th.

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.4 million Americans abused 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.

There’s no such thing as safe leftovers.

  • 74% of Utahns currently addicted to opioids get them from a friend or family member
  • Proper disposal of opioid medications lessens the chance someone will become addicted to them and reduces the impact on the environment
  • In a recent study, 29% of Utahns reported throwing their unused or expired prescription pain meds in the trash, while 15% flushed them down the toilet or sink. Throwing in the trash or flushing your medications can affect Utah’s groundwater and fish
  • Keeping unused opioids in your home can increase the risk of theft

The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.

Drop off locations from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday

Springville City Library

45 S Main St, Springville

 

Spanish Fork Police Dept

789 W Center St, Spanish Fork

 

Payson Market

586 N Main St, Payson

 

Santaquin/Genola Public Safety Building

275 West Main, Santaquin

 

If people cannot make it to these locations on that day, they are also accepted on a regular basis at the following:

Springville Police Department

110 S Main St, Springville

Phone: 801-489-9421

Hours: 24/7

 

Mapleton Police Department

125 West Community Center Way, Mapleton

Phone: 801-491-8048

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 am to 5 pm

 

The Utah County Jail

3200 N 256 W, Spanish Fork

Phone: 801-851-4014

Hours: Monday to Friday, 7 am to 5:30 pm

 

Spanish Fork Police Dept

789 W Center St, Spanish Fork

Phone: 801-804-4700

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 am to 5 pm

 

Salem City Offices

30 West 100 South, Salem

Phone: 801-723-2770

Hours: Monday to Thursday, 7:30 am to 5:30 pm, Friday, 7:30 am to noon

 

Payson City Hall

439 W Utah Ave, Payson

801-465-5200

Hours: Monday−Thursday, 7:30 a. to 6 pm

 

Santaquin/Genola Public Safety Building

275 West Main, Santaquin

Phone: 801-754-1070

Hours: Monday to Thursday, 8 am – 4:30 pm, or call 801-851-4100 to drop-off after hours.

 

To learn more go to https://takebackday.dea.gov/ or  http://useonlyasdirected.org/throw-out/


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