SAPCA Prescription Drug Take Back Day - April 29, 2017

Join the Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Alexandria (SAPCA) for Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Community members and residents can safely dispose of unused/expired medications at four locations throughout Alexandria. Safe monitoring and disposal of prescription drugs will help prevent prescription drug abuse!

Page updated on Apr 17, 2017 at 2:59 PM

Properly dispose of unwanted medications Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at one of four locations:

Did you know? 

  • Many 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 combined.
  • Combining 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 from friends.
  • 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
  • Agitation
  • Convulsions 
  • Paranoid behavior
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Drowsiness
  • Hallucinations
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Non-reactive pupils
  • Staggering or unsteady gait
  • Sweating or extremely dry, hot skin
  • Tremors
  • Unconsciousness
  • Violent or aggressive behavior

Suspect an Overdose? Call 911!

Go to to learn more / Prescription Drug Take Back Day April 2017 Flyer

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.