National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, prescription drugs are the second most abused substance by Americans over the age of 14, with nearly 6.8 million Americans misusing prescription drugs. Help dispose of expired, unused, or unwanted prescription drugs at the seventh National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday, October 26. The event is coordinated by the Drug Enforcement Agency.
The closest collection sites for Tenleytown residents are the 2nd District Police Station, 3320 Idaho Avenue, NW, and the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) at 4200 Connecticut Avenue. Collection at UDC will take place in Building 39, Room C-04, which is located under the breezeway off of Van Ness Street. Both sites will accept prescription drugs from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.