National Prescription Drug Take Back Day: April 27th, 2019

2019Unused drugs are a potential source of supply for illegal consumption and pose an unacceptable risk to public health and safety. In collaboration with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), North Central Behavioral Health Systems and the Illinois Department of Human Services Substance Abuse Prevention Program are hosting a National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday April 27th, 2019, in an effort to bring national focus to the issue of pharmaceutical controlled substance abuse.

According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.4 million Americans abused 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. The DEA's Take-Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.

In partnership with Hyvee in Peru, individuals can safely discard their left over prescription drugs at Hyvee Pharmacy on Saturday April 27th, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

In addition, the following are drug take back locations in LaSalle, Fulton & McDonough Counties. Please note all of these locations can accept left over prescription drugs at any time, not specifically limited to the April 27th date.

 

LaSalle County drop locations

Hyvee Pharmacy                                                        Peru Police Department

1651 Midtown Rd.                                                      1503 4th St.

Peru, IL 61354                                                            Peru, IL 61354

(815) 223-5219                                                           (815) 223-2151

 

Oglesby Police Department                                       Ottawa Police Department

128 W Walnut St.                                                       301 W Lafayette St.

Oglesby, IL 61348                                                      Ottawa, IL 61350

(815)795-8404                                                            (815) 433-2121                                                 

 

Streator Police Department                                        Marseilles Police Department

204 S. Bloomington St                                               209 Lincoln St. #1

Streator, Il 61364                                                        Marseilles, IL 61341

(815) 672-3111                                                           Must request an officer to discard

                                                                                   (815) 795-2131

Fulton County drop locations

Canton Police Department                                    Farmington Police Department/City Hall

2 N Main St Canton, Il 61520                                322 E Fort St Farmington, Il 61531

Open 24 hours a day                                             Lobby open 8 am- 4 pm M-F

(309) 647-5131                                                      (309)245-2427

 

McDonough County drop locations

Macomb Police Department                                McDonough County Health Department

110 S McArthur St. Macomb, Il 61455                 505 E Jackson St. Macomb, Il 61455

Open 24 hours a day                                           Open 7:30 am- 5 pm M-Th

(309) 833-4505                                                    (309) 837-9951

 

For more information and questions about National Prescription Drug Take Back Day please go to https://takebackday.dea.gov/ or call the DEA’s registration call center @ 1-800-882-9539.

“Funded in whole or in part by the Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery through a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.