The Dublin Police Department will begin the 2018 drug take-back initiative on Saturday, February 24, 2018. It’s part of the City’s ongoing efforts to combat prescription drug abuse. The first take-back day, one of six planned to take place in Dublin this year, will be located in the parking lot of the Dublin South pool from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Only pills will be accepted.
Needles, lancets, syringes, inhalers and liquids will not be accepted.
Dublin is committed to making the community a safe place. This initiative follows the City’s successful Take-Back Tuesdays, which resulted in the collection of thousands of pills and raised awareness about opiate addiction in 2017.
Mark your calendars for the remaining take-back days in Dublin:
- April 28: Dublin Police Department, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Part of National Take-Back Day)
- June 23: Karrer Middle School, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- August 25: Emerald Fields, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- October 27: Dublin Police Department, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Part of National Take-Back Day)
- December 22: Glick Road Pool, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Prescription drug abuse is a growing issue across the country.
- Approximately eight people each day in Ohio die from prescription drug overdose.
- There has been a steady increase in deaths each year in Ohio, spiking from 3,050 in 2015 to 4,050 in the most recent report of 2016.
- Nationally, more than 115 Americans die daily because of opioid overdose
- The CDC estimates $78.5 billion is spent each year as a result of prescription abuse
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