The Departments of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) and Environment and Conservation (TDEC) are urging Tennesseans to do their part to address addiction in Tennessee by participating in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.
The 17th National Take Back Day is this Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Several communities in the Tri-Cities are participating in the event.
Through the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, law enforcement and community groups are organizing special drop off sites across the state. Participating locations can be found at this link.
During the take back event last October, Tennesseans safely and securely disposed of more than 33,000 pounds of medications at 146 sites statewide. Since the beginning of the program, Tennesseans have disposed of more than 237,000 pounds of medications.