The past year has presented tremendous challenges. As we continue navigating ways to stay safe and healthy amid COVID-19, it is also important to keep in mind and take action to protect our loved ones from the ongoing opioid epidemic.
On April 24, the Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative (RALI) of Nevada and our partners will participate in the U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to practice prevention efforts and stop substance misuse and addiction before it starts.
Many people who become addicted to opioids get their first doses from the medicine cabinets of friends and family members. Safely storing and safely disposing of medications can help end the deadly cycle of addiction, and possibly even save a life.
This Take Back Day serves as an important reminder – not only to take this time to clean out your medicine cabinets, but to learn how you can safely return unused prescriptions to secure locations in your community, or safely dispose of unwanted medications at home.
RALI Nevada also works with community organizations to provide free drug deactivation and disposal pouches. If you are with a nonprofit organization who may be interested in receiving these pouches to distribute, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This pandemic has forced isolation for us all, created barriers to treatment and intervention for those who may need it, and added complications to those working hard on their recovery from substance misuse or addiction. Thank you for taking simple steps to make a big difference.
You have several options to participate:
· Visit the Take Back Day Site Locator to find location you can bring unwanted, expired, or unused prescriptions on April 24.
· Find a drug take back center in your community where you can dispose of medications any time, see below for nearby options.
· Check out ralinv.org for tips on safely storing medications, as well as how to use household materials like coffee grounds or cat litter to safely dispose of unused medications.
Saturday, April 24, 2021
10 am - 2 pm
· Save Mart Supermarkets, located at 3620 N. Carson and 4348 S. Carson streets
· Smith’s Food & Drug Store at 559 E. William St.
· FoodMaxx at 3325 Highway 50 East
· CVS Parking Lot, Fallon
· Walgreens Parking Lot, Fallon
· Smith’s Food and Drug, 850 South Rancho Drive, Las Vegas
· LVMPD NW Area Command, 9850 West Cheyenne Avenue, Las Vegas
· LVMPD NE Area Command, 3750 Cecile Avenue, Las Vegas
· NLVPD NW Area Command, 3755 West Washburn Road, North Las Vegas, NV 89031
· Walmart, 1807 West Craig Road, North Las Vegas
· Henderson Police Station, 300 South Green Valley Parkway, Henderson
· Sheriffs Office, 1038 Buckeye Rd., Minden
· Partnership Douglas County 1627 SR 88 Suite 104 Minden
· Smith’s Pharmacy 1341 Highway 395 N., Gardnerville
· Safeway Pharmacy 212 Elks Point Road, Zephyr Cove
LYON & STOREY COUNTIES
· Dayton Smith’s
· Smiths Parking Lot, Pahrump
· Raley’s Parking Lot, Tonopah
· Raley’s, 930 Tahoe Boulevard, Incline Village
· Raley’s, 18144 Wedge Parkway, Reno
· Raley’s, 1630 Robb Drive, Reno
· Reno Elks Lodge, 597 Kumle Lane, Reno (across from Convention Center)
· Reno Sparks Indian Colony Human Services, 405 Golden Lane, Reno
· Smith’s Food and Drug, 750 South Meadows Parkway, Reno
· Smith’s Food and Drug, 175 Lemmon Drive, Reno
· Smith’s Food and Drug 1255 Baring Boulevard, Sparks
· Ridley’s, 1125 W. Winnemucca Blvd.