From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Seal Beach Police Department, police and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will partner to host National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The collection is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
The drop-off location will be located at the Seal Beach Police
Department with a drive-thru style collection station so community members won't have to get out of their car.
If you are dropping off any medications, police ask to make sure the patient information is removed from the
container. Syringes will not be accepted.
Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including the home medicine cabinet, according to authorities.
More than seven million people currently abuse prescription drugs, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Nearly one in five teens has taken a prescription medication to get high, without having his or her own prescription, reports DrugFree.org.