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By: Elena Jamscek, PA-C

On October 27th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) is holding it’s 16th national prescription drug take back day.  This is a national event that addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue.  According to a national survey 6.2 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs.  Unfortunately; most misused prescription drugs are obtained from family, friends, and relatives from their kitchen, bedroom or medicine cabinet.

The DEA’s National Take Back Day is an opportunity for Americans to help prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths and to raise awareness about the dangers of opioid misuse.


Locations near you:

Kroger pharmacy

35 West University Pkwy

Jackson, TN 38305


Walgreens Pharmacy

1405 S. Highland Ave

Jackson, TN 38301


CVS Pharmacy

1405 N. Highland Ave

Jackson, TN 38301


Milan Police Department/Public Safety Building

(drop box in lobby)

7029 Telecom Drive.

Milan, TN 38358


Humboldt Police Department

1421 Osborne St.

Humboldt, TN 38343


Chester County Sherriff’s Office

333 Eric Bell Dr.

Henderson, TN 38340


Gibson County Sherriff’s Office

401 N. College St.

Trenton, TN 38382