Prescription drug take back

Too often, unused prescription drugs find their way into the wrong hands. That's dangerous and often tragic. That's why it was great to see thousands of folks from across the country clean out their medicine cabinets and turn in - safely and anonymously - a record amount of prescription drugs.

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.2 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused 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.

Turn in your unused, unneeded or expired medication (vitamins, prescription drugs, animal medication, etc.) on October 27th, 2018. 

Collection sites on October 27th in Gila County are:

Payson Wal-Mart parking lot 10am-2pm

Globe  Fry’s parking lot 10am-2pm

24 hour permanent drop boxes are located in:

Globe Police Department

Payson Police Department

Miami Police Department

*Hayden Police Department (contact for hours)

If you have any questions on this event, please contact your local law enforcement or the Gila County Public Health Department.

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