Make every day a Drug Take Back Day

Drugs in a bottle

Doing more to fight the opioid epidemic.

In 2018, over 6 million people have used prescription drugs for a nonmedical purpose.
(That’s nearly the entire population of New York City.) Most of them got the drugs from a friend or family member.1

To help curb this issue, the Drug Enforcement Administration started a twice-a-year National Drug Take Back Day. But in the middle of our country's growing opioid epidemic, twice a year is not enough.

That’s why we’re on a mission to make every day Drug Take Back Day.

Help us get unused drugs out of homes and into hands that can get rid of them properly. Check out the best ways to get rid of unused drugs and find a safe disposal location.

If you have questions about opioid use, for example, "How much is too much?" or, "How do I know if I’m 'abusing' my medication?", talk with a doctor. If you know you need help with your opioid use, call Get Help Now at 800.662.HELP (4357). You can find additional help on the National Drug Take Back Day website.

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1Sources: U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration,,