Friday, September 17, 2010

Nationwide Prescription Drug Take-back Event September 25, 2010

On Saturday, September 25th, Arkansas will participate in a nationwide prescription drug "take-back" event. This is a perfect opportunity to get rid of all your unwanted pills or other medications--both prescription and those you bought over-the-counter. Over 120 collection sites are currently planned, with more being added every day. Federal, state, or local law envorcement officers will be on hand at each site to ensure that all pills are collected and destroyed in a safe, legal and environmentally friendly manner.

You participation in this event will help reduce the supply of prescription drugs available to those who might otherwise try to steal, abuse or seel them. It will also prevent those who these drugs from ever being flushed down the toilet and damaging our water supply. Most importantly, it will keep them out of the hands of our children, grandchildren and teens.

Are you tired of your medicine cabinet being cluttered with old, half-full pill bottles you no longer need? Is your pill drawer so full that it won't open? Do you want to properly dispose of your old drugs but aren't sure what to do with them? Bring your pills to a site on September 25th and they will be disposed of in a secure and safe manner.

Please visit to learn more about this initiative in Arkansas. If you have additional questions please contact the Region 1 Prevention Resource Center at (479)927-2655.
The sites in Benton County are:
  • Bella Vista Police Department
  • Centerton Police Department
  • Decatur City Hall
  • Gravette Police Department
  • Siloam Springs Fire Department Station 1
For a list of the other sixteen sites in Region one, please click HERE.