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Posted on: April 25, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Drug Take Back Program

Have unused prescriptions you no longer take and need to rid from your home? PLEASE don’t flush them down your toilet where they may make their way into surface waters. Join the City of Bellaire and The Drug Enforcement Administration as they host a Drug Take Back program. Open to the public.

Did you know that unused or expired prescriptions pose public safety issues?

-Some of those discarded drugs may accidentally end up in the hands of children and cause overdoses.

-The non-medical use of prescription drugs is second only to marijuana use as the most common form of drug abuse in America.

-The majority of teenagers who abuse drugs get them from family or friends through home medicine cabinets.

-Unused prescriptions thrown in the trash may be retrieved and abused or sold illegally.

-Unused prescriptions drugs that are flushed down the toilet may contaminate surface water sources.

Drug Take Back Programs were created as a way to properly and safely handle the disposal of old or unused over-the-counter and prescription drugs. The City of Bellaire and the DEA will host a Drug Take Back Program for anyone, residents and non-residents alike, who need to properly rid their home of expired or unused drugs.

DATE: Saturday, April 29, 2017


LOCATION: Bellaire City Hall

7008 S. Rice

Bellaire, TX 77401

If this date is not convenient for you, please click here to see other facilities hosting Take Back events.

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