We partner with the National Take-Back Initiative to help communities across the nation collect and properly dispose of controlled and non-controlled pharmaceuticals in our Prescription Drug Drop Boxes. Left in the home, these medications can pose serious threats to health and safety, including risks of theft, abuse and accidental poisoning. Thrown or flushed away, these drugs enter landfills and sewer systems, damaging the environment, threatening wildlife and contaminating water supplies.
• Pharmaceutical controlled substances are abused at nearly double the combined rates for cocaine, hallucinogens, heroin and inhalants.*
• More than 1 in 4 people are initiated into illicit drug use by abusing controlled prescription drugs.**
• 54% of people who abuse prescription pain relievers are supplied by somebody they know, this includes taking the drugs from the medicine cabinet of a friend or relative.***
• In 2012, 6.8 million Americans reported abusing prescription drugs.***
Trusted by government and law enforcement agencies, manufacturers, pharmacies, and other DEA authorized collectors, our cabinets accept and protect unused, unwanted, and expired medications. A single installation at an authorized site can collect thousands of pounds of unused prescription and over-the-counter drugs, providing the hassle-free convenience and everyday accessibility needed to drive public participation and make your community’s Take-Back Initiative a success.
*According to the 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health
**According to the 2014 National Drug Threat Assessment Summary
***According to the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health