The Wiggins Police Department will host a “Take Back Day” at Walmart on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. to take and dispose of unused or expired medications.
“The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue,” according the the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. “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 are obtained from family and friends, often from eh home medicine cabinet.
“The DEA’s Take Back Day Events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.”