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. On October 24, RALI Colorado and our partners will participate in the DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to practice prevention efforts and to stop addiction before it starts.
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.
Even as we continue to practice social distancing, 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.
A map of take back locations across the state of Colorado can be found by visiting https://takemedsseriously.org/safe-disposal/.
Safe disposal is the first step in preventing substance misuse. You can always find more information about at-home disposal options to keep your community safe by visiting https://www.rali-co.org/.