Information release: Loveland Schools

Loveland Educating Against Alcohol and Drugs (LEAAD) is partnering with the Loveland Police Department for National DEA Rx Take-Back Day on Saturday, October 26, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Volunteers will assist with handing out Deterra Prescription Drug Deactivation System pouches – in a simple three-step process, medication can be deactivated, thereby helping to prevent drug misuse and protecting the environment. Medications can be dropped off at two locations in Loveland:

Loveland Safety Center Lobby
(126 South Lebanon Road)

Loveland Elementary/Primary School parking lot – drive thru collection location
(600 Loveland Madeira Road)

National Take-Back Day is a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired prescription medications. The April 2019 Take Back Day brought in 937,443 pounds (468.72 tons) of unused or expired prescription medications across the country. The Loveland Police Department alone collected 170.4 pounds.

For more information, click here to visit the United States Drug Enforcement Administration’s website.

Photo caption: According to a 2018 national survey on drug use and health, 9.9 million American misuse prescription drugs. A majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family or friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.