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Prescription Drug Take Back Day set for Saturday to help prevent addiction

Johnson City Press • Updated Oct 24, 2019 at 10:10 PM

Tennesseans have a life-saving opportunity to prevent addiction in their homes and communities by participating in the 18th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Organized nationally by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Take-Back Day encourages community groups and law enforcement agencies to partner and collect prescription medications that are expired or no longer needed. During the last Take-Back Day, 113 law enforcement agencies partnered with local groups to host 140 sites across Tennessee.

Local drop off locations include:

• Johnson City Police Department, 601 E. Main St.

• Gray Community Center,113 Gray Ruritan Drive, Gray. 

• Food City,1921 Tenn. Highway 394, Blountville. 

• Butler Fire Department, 291 Piercetown Road, Butler.

• Bristol Police Department, 801 Anderson St., Bristol.

• Food City, 300 Clinchfield St., Kingsport.

• Tusculum City Hall,145 Alexander St., Tusculum. 

• Shady Valley Fire Department, 10114 U.S. Highway 421, Shady Valley.

• Mountain City City Hall, 210 Old South Church St. Mountain City.

If you or a loved one needs treatment for addiction, you can call or text TN REDLINE at 800-889-9789 for a confidential referral. For other drop off locations or future take-back events, visit takebackday.dea.gov.

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