DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, 30 April 2022, 1000-1400

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  • By Dana Ivy, 301st Fighter Wing DDR
  • 301st Fighter Wing

The DEA National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will be Saturday, 30 April 2022, from 10:00am-2:00pm.

Per the website, The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.7 million people misused prescription pain relievers, 4.9 million people misused prescription stimulants, and 5.9 million people misused prescription tranquilizers or sedatives in 2019. The survey also shows that a majority of misused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.  The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.

Don’t be the dealer.  Keep them safe.  Clean them out.  Take them back.

October 2021: 21st National Take Back Results

  • Total Law Enforcement Participation: 4,276
  • Total Collection Sites: 4,982
  • Total Weight Collected:  744,082 lbs. (372 Tons)

Check the DEA's official Take Back Day website for more information and to find year-round collection sites near you.


Dana R. Ivy, GS-09, USAF

301 FW, DDR Program Manager  

Comm 817-782-7522  DSN 739