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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Is Saturday

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Collection sites will be set up across Tennessee for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 27.

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is a free event for individuals who have accumulated expired, unused or unwanted prescription medications.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the medications can be dropped off for safe disposal at numerous locations across the state, including the TBI headquarters, 901 R.S. Gass Boulevard in Nashville and the Metro Nashville Police Department, 501 Broadway in Nashville.

Twenty three of Tennessee's funded county-level substance abuse prevention coalitions are taking part. They will partner with local law enforcement agencies and the U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Agency in 33 locations across the state.

During five previous drop-off events, officials say 2 million pounds of prescription medication were taken out of circulation nationally.

A new study released this week said less than 14 percent of teens have had a talk with their parents about prescription drug abuse. The Commissioner of the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse encourages parents to talk their kids about illegally taking Xanax, Adderall, Ambien, and other commonly abused drugs.

The Tennessee locations for the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day include:

  • ANDERSON COUNTY: ASAP of Anderson County Coalition
    • Oak Ridge Police Department, 200 S. Tulane Ave., Oak Ridge
    • Food City, 1199 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge
    • Food City, 508 E Tri County Blvd, Oliver Springs
    • Food City, 507 S. Charles G. Seivers Blvd., Clinton
  • BLOUNT COUNTY: Blount County Substance Abuse Prevention Action Team
    • Blount County Justice Center, 940 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Maryville
  • COFFEE COUNTY: Coffee County Anti-Drug Coalition
    • First Vision Bank, 2134 Hillsboro Blvd., Manchester
    • Walgreens, 700 North Jackson St., Tullahoma
  • DAVIDSON COUNTY: Nashville Prevention Partnership Coalition
    • Metro Nashville Police, 501 Broadway, Nashville
    • TBI Headquarters, 901 R.S. Gass Boulevard, Nashville
  • DICKSON COUNTY: Drug Free Dickson Coalition
    • First Bank, 345 Tennessee Hwy 46, Dickson
  • FRANKLIN COUNTY: Franklin County Prevention Coalition
    • Franklin County Sheriff Department, 2675 Decherd Blvd., Winchester
  • GRUNDY COUNTY: Grundy Safe Communities Coalition
    • Grundy County Sheriff, 62 Spring St., Altamont
    • Tracy City Police Department, 50 Main St., Tracy City
    • Palmer Drugs, 571 Main St., Palmer
  • HAMBLEN COUNTY: Hamblen County Substance Abuse Coalition, Inc.
    • Walmart Shopping Center, 1375 Davy Crockett Pkwy., Morristown
  • JACKSON COUNTY: Community Prevention Coalition of Jackson County
    • Jackson County Rescue Squad, 703 School Dr., Gainesboro
  • JEFFERSON COUNTY: Rescue 180 Coalition
    • Food City, 123 W. Highway 25-70, Dandridge
  • JOHNSON COUNTY: A.C.T.I.O.N. Coalition, Inc.
    • Food Country Parking Lot, 100 N. Church St., Mountain City
  • KNOX COUNTY: Metropolitan Drug Commission
    • Walgreens, 5320 Clinton Hwy., Knoxville
  • OBION COUNTY: Obion County Prevention Coalition
    • Baptist Memorial Hospital, 808 Bishop St., Union City
  • OVERTON COUNTY: Overton County Anti-Drug Coalition
    • Walgreens, East Main St., Livingston
  • MCMINN COUNTY: MADCAT, Inc.
    • Justice Center, White Street, Athens
  • PUTNAM COUNTY: Power of Putnam Coalition
    • Walgreens, 500 South Willow Ave., Cookeville
    • Walgreens, 950 North Washington Ave., Cookeville
  • RUTHERFORD COUNTY: Community Anti-Drug Coalition of Rutherford County
    • Middle Tennessee Medical Center, 1700 Medical Center Pkwy., Murfreesboro
    • La Vergne Police Department, 5093 Murfreesboro Rd., LaVergne
  • SCOTT COUNTY: STAND Coalition
    • Walgreens, Alberta Avenue, Oneida
    • Scott County Pharmacy, Baker Highway, Huntsville
  • SMITH COUNTY: Smith County Drug Prevention Coalition
    • Smith County Chamber of Commerce, 939 Upper Ferry Road, Carthage
  • TIPTON COUNTY: Anti-Drug Coalition of Tipton County
    • 1801 S. College St., Covington
    • 334 Atoka-Munford Ave., Atoka
  • WASHINGTON COUNTY: Insight Coalition
    • Johnson City Police Department, 601 E. Main St., Johnson City
  • WEAKLEY COUNTY: Weakley County Prevention Coalition
    • Gazebo behind Martin Police Department, 101 University St., Martin
(The Associated Press Contributed To This Report.)
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