National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

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The Tarrant County Sheriff's Office participates in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day in April and October of each year.

We have prescription drug drop boxes in the lobby of North Patrol (6651 Lake Worth Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76135) and the main lobby of the TC Corrections Center (Tarrant County Corrections Center, 100 N. Lamar, Fort Worth, TX 76196) year-round. During the Take Back events, we will have personnel at both locations to assist citizens in dropping off their expired, unwanted prescription drugs.

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.9 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.

For more information about the program visit the DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day website.

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.

Results from October 2023

•Total Law Enforcement Participation: 4,383
•Total Collection Sites: 4,675
•Total Weight Collected: 599,897 lbs. (300 Tons)

Results from April 2023

•Total Law Enforcement Participation: 4,497
•Total Collection Sites: 4,955
•Total Weight Collected: 663,725 lbs. (332 Tons)

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