Drug Takeback Events Schedule for April 24
Drug Takeback events are scheduled in Meigs, Jackson, and Gallia Counties. Each event will be set up as a drive-thru drop off. Individuals are encouraged to wear masks and social distance during the event.
The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.7 million people misused prescription pain relievers, 4.9 million people misused prescription stimulants, and 5.9 million people misused prescription tranquilizers or sedatives in 2019. The survey also showed that a majority of misused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.