New Hampshire gearing up for 14th Drug Take Back Day

(WMUR, October 19) New Hampshire, one of the states hardest hit by opioid addiction, is getting ready for the DEA sponsored “Take Back Day” event on October 28.prescription pill bottles

National Take Back Day is a safe and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs.

The Drug Enforcement Administration first launched its "Take-Back" day more than six years ago and since then has collected more than 8.1 million pounds of prescription drugs from the public.

“You know, we want to get this stuff safely disposed,” said Jon DeLena, special assistant in charge with the DEA. “Safely, not just for the environment, but safely out of the hands of someone who might do something wrong with it. Read more.

Watch a Video PSA

PSA screenshotWatch a Public Service Announcement for Take Back Day created by the young people from the Makin' It Happen Coalition for Resilient Youth in collaboration with WMUR-TV and the Drug Enforcement Administration.