DEA Take Back Day 2020

Saturday, October 24th from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

LOCAL TAKE BACK RESULTS

Thanks to everyone’s participation, the Central Florida area was able to dispose of 13,627 pounds during the 19th Prescription Take Back Event! See the breakdown from DEA Orlando below.
County # of Locations # of Bags/Boxes Weight in Pounds
Brevard 6 147 2,961.46
Lake 3 52 667.75
Orange 10 110 2,558.89
Osceola 3 37 1,031
Seminole 8 143 2,347.8
Volusia 9 214 4,060.16
TOTAL 39 703 13,627.06
The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.
Saturday, October 24th from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be sponsoring a nationwide medication take back day. Collection sites will be set up for your convenience to help get unused and expired medications out of homes and disposed of properly. Help prevent medication misuse by collecting any unused or expired medications in your home for an anonymous, safe, and environmentally-friendly disposal.

BREVARD TAKE BACK LOCATIONS

For the most recent list of collection locations near you, please use the “collection site locator” tool on takebackday.dea.gov. New collection sites for this event are added every day.

COVID-19 AND AT HOME DISPOSAL

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, collection sites may be limited. If you would like to learn more about alternate safe disposal options, please click this link to visit the U.S. Food & Drug Administration website. This page contains information and instructions for safe disposal, including how to do so at home.

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This information has been provided by community partners associated with the Brevard County Opioid Abuse Task Force, Brevard Prevention Coalition, and Eckerd Connects. Sponsored by CFCHS, Inc. and the State of Florida, Department of Children and Families.

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We are a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that exists to build a healthy, safe and substance abuse-free community in Brevard County. As a coalition we unite local organizations, businesses, agencies and individuals for the achievement of a common goal. Our efforts result in an improved quality of life in our community.

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