Properly dispose of unwanted medications Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at one of four locations:
- Alexandria Police Headquarters - 3600 Wheeler Avenue
- First Baptist Church of Alexandria - 2923 King Street
- Alexandria Fire Station 210 - 5255 Eisenhower Avenue
- The Neighborhood Pharmacy of Del Ray - 2204 Mt Vernon Avenue
Did you know?
people believe prescription drugs are safer than illegal drugs because a doctor
prescribed them—they’re not.
- More people die
accidentally from prescription drugs each year than all types of illegal drugs
pain killers or anti-anxiety drugs with alcohol multiplies the effect—your heart
or your breathing can stop.
- Drug-induced deaths now
exceed deaths from motor vehicle accidents in more than 17 states.
- Most kids who abuse
prescription drugs report they get them from their home medicine cabinets or
- Proper disposal of unwanted medication prevents environmental contamination of our waterways and soils.
Symptoms of Prescription Drug Abuse:
- Changes in mood
- Changes in sleeping
- Curfew violations
- Drug paraphernalia
- Lack of grooming
- Loss of appetite
- Low energy
- Missing work/school
- Slurred speech
- Unexplained weight loss/gain
- Temper outbursts
Suspect Problems? Call 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
Symptoms of Prescription Drug Overdose:
- Abnormal pupil size
- Paranoid behavior
- Difficulty breathing
- Nausea and vomiting
- Non-reactive pupils
- Staggering or unsteady gait
- Sweating or extremely dry, hot skin
- Violent or aggressive behavior
Suspect an Overdose? Call 911!
Prescription Drug Take Back Day is brought to you by the Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Alexandria, The Neighborhood Pharmacy, Alexandria Fire and Fire-EMS Departments, Alexandria Sheriffs Office, Alexandria Police Department and Alexandria Renew Enterprises.