Ever wondered what to do with the prescription drugs you no longer use? If you throw unused medicine away, those medications can be stolen and potentially abused/sold illegally. Medications can also contaminate the water supply if flushed down the toilet or thrown in the trash.
Leaving unused drugs in your home can also lead to abuse. Prescription and over-the-counter drugs are behind marijuana and alcohol as the most commonly-abused substances by Americans 14 and older, the National Institute on Drug Abuse says.
So, the Drug Enforcement Administration will hold its 11th annual Drug Take-Back Day on April 30 to address these various issues. Individuals are encouraged to dispose of their unused medications at participating drop-off locations who will responsibly get rid of these prescriptions.
Here is a list of drop off locations in Hermosa Beach: http://www.saferhermosabeach.com/archive/Index-links/Prescription-Drugs-Drop-Off-Locations.pdf
And here are location in Manhattan Beach: http://www.ci.manhattan-beach.ca.us/city-officials/public-works/environmental-programs/hazardous-waste-disposal/unwanted-medication
You may also visit this website to search for locations by zip code: http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/index.html