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Prescription Drug Take-Back Day a learning experience

October 25, 2013
by Glenn McConnell
Charleston (South Carolina) Post & Courier

Each year, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), with the help of participating local law enforcement agencies, organizes semiannual events throughout the state to gather expired, unwanted, or unused prescription drugs.

These events also help educate the public on proper prescription drug disposal methods as well as the potential dangers of prescription drug abuse.

Prescription drugs can be equally as dangerous as street drugs when taken without a prescription or a doctor's supervision.

For a complete list of local drop-off locations, individuals are encouraged to visit www.dea.gov, www.aging.sc.gov, or call 1-800-882-9539 for more information on Prescription Drug Take-Back Day and events in your area.

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