National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

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Fairfax and Prince William counties will participate in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 28th.

On Saturday, you can drop off unwanted pills and liquid medications from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.,  at any of the locations listed below. *Note: pressurized canisters and needles will not be accepted.

Fairfax Drop-off Sites:

Fair Oaks District Station12300 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy, Fairfax, VA

Franconia District Station6121 Franconia Rd., Alexandria, VA

Mason District Station6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA

McLean District Station1437 Balls Hill Rd., McLean, VA

Mount Vernon District Station2511 Parkers Ln. #1, Alexandria, VA

Reston District Station1801 Cameron Glen Dr., Reston, VA

Sully District Station4900 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly, VA

West Springfield District Station6140 Rolling Rd., Springfield, VA

Prince William Drop-off Sites:

Novant Health UVA Haymarket Medical Center15225 Heathcote Blvd, Haymarket, VA

Novant Health UVA Prince William Medical Center8700 Sudley Rd., Manassas, VA

Sentara Lake Ridge12825 Minnieville Rd., Lake Ridge, VA

This is a great opportunity to get rid of unwanted or worrisome medications you may have in your home. In 2017, the National Take Back Program collected 450+ tons of medication, and is expected to collect even more this year. Drop-offs will be confidential.

As you know, I have worked to stop the overprescription and abuse of opioids during my time in the House of Delegates. I will continue to work with my colleagues to help end opioid addiction and to help those struggling with it in Virginia.

If you, or someone you know, is struggling with substance abuse, I encourage you to visit the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) Substance Abuse Services website.

You can also visit the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) website for their helpline and to find your nearest treatment facility.