October 23, 2018

How to Participate in National Drug Take-Back Day

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Did you know that Saturday October 27th, 2018 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day? The reason for this day is to teach people how to properly dispose of over the counter medications and prescription medications.  People are throwing away unused medications in all different kinds of ways that is hurting our environment, causing drug diversion or the drugs are being used by others. People are flushing meds down the toilet, pouring them down the drain and throwing them in the garbage. I wanted to share the correct way to dispose of unused medications to help keep others safe and to help our environment.

This is particularly important to me because I am a mom of young kids. In our home, we keep any medications so high that I have to stand on my tippy toes to reach them. I am very cautious that my kids never get into medications thinking that they are candy or wanting to be like mom and dad. Troy and I have also started to talk to Adalyn about smoking and drugs in a gentle way to start teaching her the dangers of them. It is important to me to properly dispose of unused drugs to help keep my family safe!

There is a huge opioid crisis going on now with many people abusing these drugs and by disposing of these drugs properly, we can help stop people from starting to take medications that they do not need to. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, about 54 million Americans over age 12 have used prescription meds for non-medical reasons at least once.

LifeInCheck created a Drug Disposal program that provides consumers with a safe option to discard their unused or outdated prescription medications in secure LifeInCheck Drug Disposal receptacles all over the US.
Where I dropped off my medications in Detroit, MI.

What can you drop off at LifeInCheck Receptacles?

You can drop off unused or expired prescription medications, unused or expired over-the-counter medications and pet medications.

What is not accepted at LifeInCheck Receptables?

Schedule I controlled substances, illegal drugs, thermometers, inhalers, hydrogen peroxide, needles, aerosol cans, lotions and liquids.

I recently visited a located nearby my house and disposed of a prescription that we had from when Troy got his wisdom teeth out years ago. They were expired and we no longer needed them. I feel good getting them out of the house and away from anywhere my kids could be.

To find a LifeInCheck location in your area, enter your city and state or zip code and search and dispose of the drugs you no longer need.

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