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Observances

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

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. Search by zip code for a collection site near you. Inquiries can also be made at 1-800-882-9539.

Talk About Prescriptions Month (October)

Remember the 3 Rís for safe medicine use - risk, respect, and responsibility. For more information about this national observance and to read about understanding prescription assistance programs and tips on safe storage of your prescription medicines, visit Educate Before You Medicate.

Also check out What Does a Drug Dealer Look Like?

Drug-Free Work Week (October)

Drug-Free Work Week is a dedicated time each year to highlight the benefits that drug-free workplace programs bring to employers, workers and communities. And, itís a time to work toward making every week a drug-free work week!

It spreads the word that working drug free works to:

  • Prevent accidents and make workplaces safer
  • Improve productivity and reduce costs
  • Encourage people with alcohol and drug problems to seek help

To get Drug-Free Work Week resources or learn more about how your organization can participate, visit the campaign home at the National Drug-Free Workplace Alliance.


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