RX Drug Destruction/Take Back Events

The majority of teens cite parents’ medicine cabinets and/or medicine cabinets in the homes of friends as MAJOR ACCESS POINTS.

Periodically, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department hosts a prescription medication take back event. 

Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Our next event will be: Saturday April 26, 2014 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Take-back sites will be located throughout the County. Click here to see the current list of sites.

Secure drop-boxes are now available at many of our facilities to facilitate the drop-off of unwanted prescription medications. For locations and more information about our secure drop-box program, please visit our Drop-box page.

Look up Take-Back sites registered with the DEA. Search by city, county, or zip.
Federal Guidelines of Proper Disposal of Prescription Drugs
DEA Publication - "How Teens Abuse Medication"
Good Medicine, Bad Behavior; Drug Diversion in America