One easy thing that we can all can do to help address Nevada’s opioid crisis is to make a commitment to dispose of unused prescription medications in the home. Doing this helps prevent children, loved ones and/or friends from misusing them. And that can help prevent addiction.
Nevada has hosted annual prescription drug-take back days each October. This year, on Oct. 20, locations across Northern Nevada will be accepting any unused prescription medicines for no charge.
And Oct. 27 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, organized by the Drug-Enforcement Agency. Several locations in the greater Las Vegas area will be accepting unused prescription medicines for safe disposal on the 27th.
If you can’t make it to one of those locations, or can’t make it on those dates, there are easy and safe ways to dispose of unused medicines through take-back or at home – visit the safe disposal section of our site for more information.
Make the commitment this month to clean out your home medicine cabinets. We can all be part of the solution to our state’s opioid crisis and help save lives.
Locations for Take-Back Days are:
Smith’s - 2200 U.S. Hwy 50 East
· CVS Parking Lot
· Walgreen’s Parking Lot
· FPST Health Clinic Parking Lot
· CVS - 5019 S. McCarran Blvd.
· Raley’s - 18144 Wedge Parkway
· SaveMart - 10500 N. McCarran Blvd.
· Smith’s - 750 South Meadows Parkway
· Smith’s - 175 Lemmon Drive
· UNR - Corner of 9th St. and Center
· Smith’s - 1255 Baring Blvd.
· Ridley’s Market
· Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department – 9850 Cheyenne Ave., Las Vegas
· Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department – 6975 W. Windmill Ln., Las Vegas
· North Las Vegas Police Department – 3375 W. Washburn Rd., North Las Vegas
· Smith’s – 850 South Rancho Drive
· Smith’s – 8525 West Warm Springs Road