Officials Encourage People To Participate In Drug Take Back Day

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Governor and Nashville's Police Chief teamed up to get the word out about National Drug Take Back Day.

The DEA’s Take Back Day encourages people to properly dispose of unwanted and expired medicine.

Many police precincts have special collection boxes where you can do just that.

According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.4 million Americans abused controlled prescription drugs.

The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.

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