Atlanta Police Department Participates In National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
Atlanta Police Department Public Affairs
Carlos Campos APD Public Affairs Manager
Elizabeth Espy, APD Public Affairs Deputy Manager
Atlanta Police Department Participates In National Prescription Drug Take-BackThe Atlanta Police Department in partnership with the US Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration is sponsoring a National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, September 27th, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day provides a safe and convenient means of disposing of prescription drugs. According to the 2011 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s national survey, raiding the medicine cabinet of friends or family is how 70 percent of pain prescription drug abusers sustained their abuse.
The Atlanta Police Department is encouraging citizens to participate by donating unused or expired medication at any of its six police precincts.
• Zone 1 Precinct, 2315 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy N.W.
• Zone 2 Precinct, 3120 Maple Drive N.E.
• Zone 3 Precinct, 880 Cherokee Avenue S.E.
• Zone 4 Precinct, 1125 Cascade Cr. S.W.
• Zone 5 Precinct, 398 Centennial Olympic Park Drive • Zone 6 Precinct, 2025 Hosea L. Williams Dr. N.E.
• Zone 6 Precinct, 2025 Hosea L. Williams Dr. N.E.
Please visit the Department of Justice website for additional information - http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/
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