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National Take Back Day Keep them safe. Clean them out. Take them back.

Group photo of team running Take Back day
Jose Cervantes

This fall, our Yakima Community Coalitions partnered with police departments across the region to host National Drug Take Back Day and were met with HUGE success! Together, sites collected 10 boxes totaling 246.8 pounds of unused prescription drugs!

 

According to NIDA, almost 15% of teens in high school have misused prescription drugs in the past year. 75% of opioid misuse starts with people using medication that wasn’t prescribed to them- usually taken from a friend or family member without their knowledge. While National Take Back Day events happen only twice each year, it doesn't mean you can't dispose of them now. Learn more about safe disposal sites online.