Drug Take-Back event to be held in Columbus

Published: Oct. 21, 2022 at 4:11 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 28, 2022 at 5:01 PM EDT
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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - The Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office and Columbus Health Department will host a DEA National Prescription Take-Back event on Oct. 29.

This event will be on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Columbus Health Department, located at 5601 Veterans Parkway.

Participants can drive through and drop off unused, expired prescriptions and over-the-counter medications.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that drug overdose death has increased by nearly 30% in a 12-month study period ending in April 2021.

Drug take-back events have removed more than 7,000 tons of medication with more than 4,000 local drop-off locations nationwide.

Narcan will also be available on-site.

For more information on this event or more locations near you, click here.