Dublin Police will participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The event will be held in the Justice Center parking lot, at 6555 Commerce Parkway.
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:
- 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