National Prescription Drug Take Back Day in October

Published: October 1, 2022


National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Every day more than 115 Americans Die after overdosing on opioids, including prescription pain killers.

The next National Prescription Drug Take Back Day for 2022 is scheduled for October 29th. The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. 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. The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths. Learn more at

Join the DEA, MAO, and organizations throughout the nation. Let’s remove the temptation.

Bring unused or expired prescription drugs for proper disposal to MAO sites in Montgomery and Dothan during regular office hours throughout the year. For October 29th, visit the DEA Drug Take Back website to locate the closest weekend drop off location to you.

Items collected on the local collection dates above will be secured until the official date, and disposed of by partnering law enforcement officials.

All information will be confidential. If possible, please remove all patient information from packaging.

Do NOT remove medication name and description information.

No unused syringes or liquid medications please.

MAO’s team members will be happy to advise you on the safe disposal of these items.

Questions? Call (800) 510-4704!