DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back

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Drug Enforcement Administration
10160 Technology Blvd., East
Dallas, Texas 75220

Phone: 571-324-7481

Phone: 214-557-5699

Contact person: Cynthia Velazquez



About the Drug Enforcement Administration

While the primary function of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is to enforce the nation’s federal drug laws, we understand that law enforcement alone cannot solve America’s drug problem. DEA is committed to reducing the demand for drugs through prevention and education activities. DEA’s Community Outreach and Prevention Support Section collaborates with its partners at the federal, state, and local levels to provide information to schools and communities on drug trends and the dangers of using illicit drugs. One of DEA’s initiatives is the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Program. This addresses a crucial public safety and health issue. According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.9 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. We encourage everyone to dispose of any unwanted, unused, or expired prescription medications during the next take-back day Saturday, October 24, 2020, from 10 am – 2 pm. For more information please visit

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