DENVER (CBS4)– National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, Oct. 26 and several Denver metro area locations are participating.
The reason for the drug take back day is to allow people to safely dispose of unused over-the-counter and prescription drugs, prevent pill abuse and theft and potential safety or health hazards.
Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.
The DEA is teaming up with Colorado and local law enforcement to organize the events.
The take back events are all on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Arvada Police Headquarters
8101 Ralston Road
Exempla Lutheran Medical Center
8300 West 38th Avenue, (Entrance #2)
Evergreen Fire Rescue Station #2
The Streets at SouthGlenn
2220 E. Arapahoe Rd.
Centennial Medical Plaza
14200 E. Arapahoe Rd.
Highlands Ranch Sheriff’s Substation
9250 Zotos Drive
Fort Collins Police Services
2221 S. Timberline Road
Colorado State University
750 S. Meridian Ave.
Loveland Police Dept.
810 E. 10th St.
200 N. 11th
Intravenous solutions, injectables, syringes, mercury (thermometers) oxygen containers, chemotherapy/radioactive substances, pressurized canisters and illicit drugs will not be accepted due to potential health hazards.