To prevent misuse of prescription medications, one important action individuals can take is to dispose of unused, unwanted, or expired medications to limit the possibility of illegal use. National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is on April 27. The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.
You can take your prescription drugs to Taylorville Walgreens on the 27th from 10-2.
You can always take your prescription drugs to the Taylorville Police Department or Christian County Sheriff's office, who have an accessible drop box 24 hours a day. Many other local police departments have a drop box as well, just call the nearest department to you to confirm.
It is important to not keep unneeded medication in your home for many reasons. Leaving unused opioids lead to a major source of misuse and self-medication. People who use antibiotics from a previous illness can delay medical assessment and hinder a correct diagnosis. You will also help reduce the amount of substances that may end up in our nation's water system.