Rockwall, Texas – The Rockwall Police Department will be taking part in the DEA National Takeback Day on October 28, which is a big step toward fighting the national problem of prescription drug abuse. Residents can bring their unused or expired medication to the police department offices at 205 W. Rusk St. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and get rid of them safely and anonymously.
National Takeback Day event in Rockwall is supported by the DEA
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is supporting this important event, which is meant to address an urgent public health and safety problem. When prescription drugs are not being used and are left unattended, they can become dangerous, causing poisoning, overdose, and abuse. When taken without a prescription or under the care of a doctor, prescription drugs can be just as dangerous as illegal drugs.
“Prescription drugs that aren’t being used get into the wrong hands all the time.” That’s dangerous and often ends in tragedy. “People across the country have shown us a lot of support by turning in a record number of prescription drugs in a safe and anonymous way,” the DEA says on its website.
Rockwall Police Department to host DEA National Takeback Day event
The Rockwall Police Department involvement shows how much it cares about the health and safety of the neighborhood. By putting up a drive-through disposal site, the department ensures that there is no contact during the ongoing health crisis. Officers and volunteers help make the process of picking up unwanted medications as smooth as possible.
The DEA has stressed how important these take-back programs are because of the serious opioid crisis affecting the country. The United States has to deal with the sad truth of drug overdose deaths, which has gotten worse during the COVID-19 outbreak. As part of the DEA promise to protect and improve the health and safety of all Americans, National Prescription Drug Take Back Day encourages people to get rid of any medications that aren’t needed in their houses so that they don’t get abused or become addicted.
By holding these kinds of events, the government is not only removing the chance for drug abuse in our community, but they are also teaching people about how bad the drug overdose problem is in the US. By turning in these extra medicines, everyone is taking a proactive step toward breaking the cycle of drug abuse, addiction, and overdoses that affects many families.
People who take part in National Takeback Day are making the world a better place by stopping drug abuse and overdose deaths. This is one way that communities can become healthier all around. Law enforcement and community leaders are both dedicated to doing more to cut down on drug-related violence and crime, as long as residents do their part.
The DEA website has more information for people who want to get rid of unwanted drugs, get help for substance use problems, or learn more about the growing number of drug overdoses in the US. The people of Rockwall and the whole country are working together to win this fight, one pill at a time.