Cape Coral Police Dept. to host DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Writer: Derrick Shaw
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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 Cape Coral Police Department is hosting a drive-through take-back event on National Take Back Day, April 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 1100 Cultural Park Boulevard.

You are invited to bring in the following:

  • Expired and unused pills and capsules
  • Patches
  • Over the Counter Medication
  • Vaping Devices – You Must Remove the Battery

Not accepted are illegal drugs, syringes, liquid medications including vape liquids.

According to Drug-Free SWFL, Proper disposal of expired and unused medication is not only crucial for the health of our children and teens, but for our waterways as well. Water quality experts and environmental advocates are increasingly concerned about chemicals from prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications that get into lakes, rivers, and streams when they are flushed or buried.”

For more information, you can contact the Lee County Coalition for a Drug-Free SWFL,

Make plans now to include your medicine cabinet when spring cleaning.

MORE: DEA Take Back Day Location Finder

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