Got Drugs? It's Prescription Drug Take Back Day In Charlotte Oct. 23rd

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

In Charlotte, North Carolina

Saturday, October 23 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

 

Got drugs you no longer need or that are expired? Dispose of them safely and anonymously in the Charlotte, North Carolina metro area this Saturday, October 23rd during the DEA's 21st National Prescription Take Back Day from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM.  

 

DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day In CharlotteWhy take back prescription drugs? Studies show that 9.7 million people misused prescription pain relievers; 4.9 million people misused prescription stimulants; 5.9 million people misused prescription tranquilizers or sedatives in 2019. Since 2000 there have been some 700,000 overdose deaths in the USA. 

 

These surveys also showed that a majority  of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home's medicine cabinet.

 

The DEA’s Take Back Day provides an opportunity to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths. The April 2021 National Prescription Drug Take Back Day collected 839,543 pounds of drugs through 5,060 collection sites nation-wide.  Since the inception of the Drug Take Back Day effort, 14,524,391 pounds of drugs have been collected. Why not help grow that number this Saturday, October 23rd?

 

Keep in mind that the DEA cannot accept liquids or needles.

 

The FDA is also asking people to turn in electronic vaping devices and cartridges on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday. DEA will collect vape pens or other e-cigarette devices from individual consumers but only after the batteries are removed from the devices. The DEA is not responsible for removing the batteries from the devices.

 

  

 

Where to take unused and/or expired drugs in Charlotte/Mecklenburg for safe disposal:

Charlotte Locations To Take Back Drugs On October 2021 Drug Takeback Day

 

 Click here for more locations to take back drugs.

 


 

If you're unable to take advantage of Take Back Prescription Drugs Day on Saturday, click here for a list of locations that collect drugs all year long within 20 miles of Charlotte, North Carolina.

 

This information about  Charlotte/Mecklenburg's drop-off locations for prescription drugs on National  Prescription Drugs Take Back Day is provided by Nina Hollander and Carolinas Realty Partners with Coldwell Banker Realty, your Charlotte metro area residential real estate experts.

 

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Comments (32)

Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Nina, I saw this event locally also, should do a post.   So many have old or no longer needed drugs in their homes.

Oct 21, 2021 07:26 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog hi Bill... sitting through a four hour CE class that may just be the worst class I've ever sat in... four hours of my life I'll never get back.

Oct 21, 2021 08:50 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Roy Kelley hi Roy... thanks for popping by today. This is a very good initiative by the governmnet... more so than most!

Oct 21, 2021 08:51 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Ron and Alexandra Seigel hi Alexandra... I probably wouldn't be long for this world without my thyroid medication for my Hashimoto's Disease... but I never have any extra hanging around. Each quarterly refill is finished up.

Oct 21, 2021 08:52 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Joan Cox hi Joan... I consider this a very important public initiative given the levels of addiction we have in this country, so I do this post twice a year, each time they have a Take Back Day.

Oct 21, 2021 08:53 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Grant Schneider hi Grant... I warn all my listing clients to hide any prescription medications they have in their homes when their home is being shown... that is the one thing that does seem to be stolen and easy to steal.

Oct 21, 2021 08:56 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Nina- when Larry had his rotator cuff surgery he was given  Oxycodone for the pain. One pill made him so sick he flushed the rest down the commode. 

Oct 21, 2021 11:33 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Kathy Streib hi Kathy... I suppose that this was better than leaving pills like this lying around, but pills should never be flushed down a water system, as they contaminate the water system which can hurt fish and other acquatic systems.

Oct 21, 2021 11:39 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Nina no old drugs around my house, I sell the ones I can't use.

Sorry, just kidding.  The Devil made me say that.

Oct 21, 2021 01:38 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

George Souto hi George... you are just too funny! Thanks for the late afternoon giggle!

Oct 21, 2021 01:51 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Nina Hollander, Broker - This is a great PSA that needs to be shouted from the rooftops.  It is so unsafe to throw these pills in the trash or worse yet, flush them into the water system. 

Oct 21, 2021 02:46 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I have elderly clients that have regular drug stores in their medicine cabinets. They need this service Nina...

Oct 21, 2021 07:24 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Nina just an FYI Diane is so about returning expired drugs... she made me go to the Pacific Division of Los Angeles Police Department a few years ago... and just to give you an idea they had a mailbox container that was full when I got there...so I went a step further and walked into the police station.... and told them the container was full... you should have seen the piss ass attitude I got.... and was told to come back in a few days and check if it has been emtied.... I suggested politely that maybe they should just take it from me and put it in the storage place.... needless to say I was pissed and they did not take my advice... sad but true, Endre

Oct 21, 2021 10:37 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® for sure, Sheri... so many people think they are doing it right by flushing down pills or throwing them in the trash... that really contaminates water and ground.

Oct 22, 2021 05:13 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS good morning, Paul... I'd be really surprised if there aren't some drop-off places in your area on Saturday for Take Back Day.

Oct 22, 2021 05:14 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Endre Barath, Jr. hi Endre... that attitude by the police really annoys me. I probably would have reported it up the chain.

Oct 22, 2021 05:15 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Years ago I was really surprised as to how much drugs end up in our tap water due to people flushing perscriptions that do not always get filtered out of the city water purification system Nina Hollander, Broker .

Oct 22, 2021 06:03 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Bob "RealMan" Timm good morning, Bob... in our water, in our soil... people don't realize how bad it is to dispose of drugs incorrectly... and I know I was guilt of that myself years ago.

Oct 22, 2021 06:06 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Nina:

Great information for those who may have (and there are likely plenty of people) un-needed prescriptions. I'm glad our local pharmacies provide this service as well (although it's for pills only, not syringes or liquids).

Have a wonderful weekend.

Jeff

Oct 22, 2021 12:49 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Jeff Dowler, CRS hi Jeff... we also have places to drop off unused and expired drugs all year round... but it's nice for many people that it's easy to do several times a year at their local grocery store where people might go more frequently than to a CVS or Walgreens. I get my own prescription at my grocery store.

Oct 22, 2021 01:53 PM