The seventh DEA 'National Take Back Initiative' event has been announced and scheduled for October 26, 2013.
The day provides citizens a safe, convenient and responsible way of disposing prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.
"According to the 2011 study, twice as many Americans regularly abused prescription drugs than the number of those who regularly used cocaine, hallucinogens, heroin, and inhalants combined," cited an article on the DEA website.
At the event earlier this year, 371 tons of prescription medications were collected from members of the public.
If your agency would like to participate or host a collection site in Northern California, email Program Coordinator Glenn Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details and electronic registration.