Here we are at Drug Take Back Day is on October 27th, 2018. We were at three locations across Cheatham County: Walmart in Ashland City, Kingston Springs Pharmacy in Kingston Springs and Ren Mar Center in Pleasant View.

We were excited to work with the Ashland City Police Department.

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.2 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.

More from the DEA, Take Back Day website…