There are many ways we can all help keep our communities safe for our fellow Hoosiers. This month, there's a unique opportunity to help address opioid misuse in Indiana.
Whenever you take prescription medication, it’s important to keep it secured so that others, especially children, don’t misuse it. When you no longer need the medication, it’s equally important to safely dispose of any unused portion. By reducing access to medicines that can be dangerous when used other than how they were prescribed by a medical professional, we take an important step in helping prevent addiction.
Saturday, October 26 is National Prescription Take Back Day. This bi-annual event serves as a reminder to clean out your medicine cabinet and help keep your family and friends safe.
RALI Indiana is proud to partner with all of our partners this Take Back Day. Our partners’ efforts include distributing safe disposal kits, to ensure you can safely dispose of unused medications at home year-round.
You can a takeback day disposal site near you, by visiting https://takebackday.dea.gov/. If you can’t get to a disposal site or you prefer to dispose of medications at home, look for safe disposal tips on our site’s page linked above.
Let’s come together on takeback day, the simple act of cleaning out home medicine cabinets and making sure medicines that are no longer needed are safely disposed of, can help save a life.