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October 26th Drug Take Back Event

October 26, 2013

On Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., the Livermore Police Department will be participating in a nationwide prescription drug take back event. This will take place out in the front of the Police Department at 1110 S. Livermore Avenue. We are partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the City of Livermore Water Resources Department to give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. The services are free and anonymous, no questions asked.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.

( Drug Take Back Event Press Release )