The drug overdose epidemic in the United States is a clear and present public health, public safety, and national security threat. DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day reflects DEA’s commitment to Americans’ safety and health, encouraging the public to remove unneeded medications from their homes as a measure of preventing medication misuse and opioid addiction from ever starting.

The Elks Drug Awareness Program and the DEA are committed to making our communities safer and healthier, and we can do this by reducing overdoses and overdose deaths. While the community does its part to turn in unneeded medications and remove them from potential harm, we are doing our part to further reduce drug-related violence

If you have un-needed prescription medications, you can dispose of them at a site near you. To find a collection site, visit: Controlled Substance Public Disposal Locations.

For more information on the Drug Awareness Program, contact Maine Elks Association Drug Awareness Director Anthony Gause.

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