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Prevention Services

Prescription Take Back Boxes

Be responsible, dispose of unwanted prescription drugs the right way.

In 2014 an estimated 1.9 million people had an opioid use disorder related to prescription pain medication like Vicodin, Percocet or OxyCotin.  Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. The majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. Almost 70 percent of people who abuse prescription pain relievers obtain them from friends and family.

To help residents dispose of medications safely, permanent prescription take back boxes have been installed at Baltimore City’s police stations:

National Take Back Day

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day helps raise awareness about misuse of prescription medications and provides a safe, convenient and responsible way for residents to dispose of unwanted or unused prescription drugs. National Take Back Day happens twice a year, in April and October, to encourage individuals nationwide to empty their medicine cabinets and dispose of unneeded prescriptions the right way. Click the image below to learn more about the April 2017  National Take Back Day:

Positive Prevention: Bmore in Control

Click the image below to learn more about resources to help keep youth engaged in positive activities and prevent opioid misuse:

Bmore in Control