As we continue working to stay safe amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, there are still a number of ways we can protect our family members from the ongoing opioid epidemic. As we continue to practice social distancing, below is information on locations to safely rid your medicine cabinet of unwanted, expired, or unused prescriptions this Take Back Day. To learn more about other at home disposal options, visit rali-il.org and click on "Safe Use & Disposal."
Many people who become addicted to opioids get their first doses from the medicine cabinets of friends and family members. Safely storing and safely disposing of medications can help end the deadly cycle of addiction.
This Take Back Day serves as an important reminder – not only to take this time to clean out your medicine cabinets, but to learn how you can safely return unused prescriptions to secure locations in your community, or safely dispose of unwanted medications at home.
To find the most convenient site to safely rid your medicine cabinet of unwanted, expired or unused prescriptions visit the DEA site and scroll down to the collection site locator.
To continue learning how to keep you community safe, visit www.rali-il.org.