Did You Know? National Take Back Day is April 30th

Drugs And WarningsWilliamsburg Dental reminds our patients that this coming Saturday, April 30th, is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. If you have any medications sitting around that we may have prescribed for your dental care, or any other bottles of pills in general that you’re not using, we urge you to participate in this event.

Drug Take Back day is the perfect time to dispose of unused, expired or unwanted prescriptions. It’s a great excuse to conduct spring cleaning in your medicine cabinet, the shelf in the bathroom vanity or wherever you store these unused medications.

The DEA website shows that “medications in the home are a leading cause of accidental poisoning, and flushed or trashed medicines can end up polluting our waters.” The website continues by showing that “rates of prescription drug abuse are alarmingly high —over half of teens abusing medicines get them from a family member or friend, including the home medicine cabinet, and often without their knowledge.”

You can visit the U.S. Department of Justice website to see where collection sites are located in your area.