04-24-19 AFBF ENCOURAGES RURAL COMMUNITIES TO PARTICIPATE IN NATIONAL PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE BACK DAY

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AFBF ENCOURAGES RURAL COMMUNITIES TO PARTICIPATE IN NATIONAL PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE BACK DAY

The BARN via NAFB News Service – April 24, 2019 – The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is a way for rural residents to combat opioid abuse in rural communities, according to the America Farm Bureau Federation. Anne Hazlett, senior adviser for rural affairs at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, says Saturday is an opportunity to remove unused opioids from your medicine cabinet…

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The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6 million Americans misused 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. Learn more and find a Collector site online @ https://takebackday.dea.gov/