More than 3,400 collection sites have been set up in the nationwide effort to take back expired, unwanted and unused prescription drugs, led by the Drug Enforcement Administration. Dubbed as “National Take Back Day,” the goal of the effort is to prevent an increase in prescription drug abuse, as mentioned in several of our previous posts. We would like to share the locations of some of these collection sites, for the benefit of those who are interested in participating in this effort. More locations are available at the DEA website; you can conveniently key in your zip code, city and state to find the most convenient collection site nearest to you.
Here are some sites in California:
• Albertsons Shopping Center Alpine, 2955 Alpine Blvd., Alpine, CA, 91901
• Food 4 Less Shopping Center, 109 W. Birch, Calexico, CA, 92231
• Granite Bay High School, #1 Grizzly Way, Granite Bay, CA, 95746
• City of Long Beach Health Department, 2525 Grand Ave., Long Beach, CA, 90815
• Starbucks Coffee Shop, Prunetree Shopping Center, 17543 Vierra Canyon Road, Salinas, CA, 93907
• University of California, San Diego, Parking Lot 705, Intersection of Genesee & Campus Point Drive, La Jolla, CA, 92093
• Laguna Beach Unified School District, Across from Laguna Beach High School, 550 Blumont Street, Laguna Beach, CA, 92651
The DEA assures everyone that the service is absolutely free and anonymous; no questions will be asked. National Take Back Day collection sites will be open from 10 am through 2 pm local time on Saturday, September 25.