DEA National Rx Take Back Day

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

The drug overdose epidemic in the United States is a clear and present public health, public safety, and national security threat. DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day reflects DEA’s commitment to Americans’ safety and health, encouraging the public to remove unneeded medications from their homes as a measure of preventing medication misuse and opioid addiction from ever starting.

DEA is committed to making our communities safer and healthier, and we can do this by reducing overdoses and overdose deaths. While the community does its part to turn in unneeded medications and remove them from potential harm, we are doing our part to further reduce drug-related violence.

Take Back Day is your chance to rid your medicine cabinet of unneeded and unwanted medication. Help us prevent future medication misuse and opioid addiction. Collection sites are located around the country and will be collecting:

  • Tablets
  • Capsules
  • Patches
  • Other solid forms of prescription drugs

Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 22 to take part in DEA’s next National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Drop-off sites are open from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Click here for a Collection Site Locator and turn in unneeded medication for safe disposal at a disposal site near you.

United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). (April 2023) DEA Take Back Day. Retrieved from National Prescription Drug Take Back Day


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