There are many ways we can all help keep our communities safe for our fellow Coloradans. This month, there's a unique opportunity to help address opioid misuse across our state.
Whenever you take prescription medication, it’s important to keep it secured so that others, especially children, don’t misuse it. When you no longer need the medication, it’s equally important to safely dispose of any unused portion. By reducing access to medicines that can be dangerous when used other than how they were prescribed by a medical professional, we take an important step in helping prevent addiction.
Saturday, October 26 is National Prescription Take Back Day. This bi-annual event serves as a reminder to clean out your medicine cabinet and help keep your family and friends safe.
RALI Colorado is proud to partner with our partners to promote safe disposal – on Takeback Day and year-round.
You can a takeback day disposal site near you, by visiting https://takebackday.dea.gov/. If you can’t make it on the 26th -there are over 150 takeback locations across Colorado that are open year-round.
And if you prefer to dispose of medications at home, look for safe disposal tips on our site’s page linked above.
Let’s come together on takeback day, the simple act of cleaning out home medicine cabinets and making sure medicines that are no longer needed are safely disposed of, can help save a life.