The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Hampshire supports the nationwide effort to clear homes of expired, unused, unwanted, and potentially dangerous prescription drugs during the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) National Prescription "Drug Take Back Day" taking place Saturday, October 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
This year, there are more than 90 Take Back locations across all of New Hampshire for you to dispose of your unwanted or expired prescriptions. The service is free and anonymous. Check out the list of local drop-off locations here. Can't make it to Drug Take Back Day? There are also permanent drop box locations at many police departments and select Walgreens pharmacies:
Recent survey results published in JAMA Internal Medicine found nearly 60 percent of Americans have leftover narcotics in their homes, and 20 percent have shared those with another person. These alarming statistics make this initiative more important than ever in helping to curb the nation's opioid crisis.
For a full list of collection sites throughout the country, visit takebackday.dea.gov, scroll to the collection site locator and enter your zip code. If you are looking to dispose or destroy the medicine in your home follow these guidelines from the Department of Emergency Services.