Attorney General Chris Carr is encouraging all Georgians to join the Office of the Attorney General in National Drug Take Back Day efforts. The nationwide event will take place Saturday, October 28, 2017.
“Unfortunately, our very own medicine cabinets can be a hotbed for the opioid epidemic,” said Attorney General Chris Carr. “As we continue to strengthen our state’s response and cut down on the illicit use of prescription drugs, I want to stress the importance of safely disposing of any unused, expired prescription drugs. We have Drug Take Back Boxes located all over the state that are available year-round. On Saturday, October 28, 2017, I’m urging Georgians to help us make this the most successful Drug Take Back Day we’ve ever had. Let’s join together and empty our medicine cabinets, so that together, we can ensure there are no more tears, no more deaths and no more heartache as a result of the opioid epidemic.”
Drug Take Back Day Events
- On Monday, October 23, Attorney General Carr will kick-off Drug Take Back Day awareness efforts at a metro Atlanta Walgreens joined by other members of the healthcare community:
Attorney General Chris Carr
Medical Association of Georgia
Georgia Composite Medical Board
Georgia Pharmacy Board
Georgia Pharmacy Association
Georgia Hospital Association
Monday, October 23, 2017
2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
3740 Cascade Rd. SW
Atlanta, GA 30331
2. On Thursday, October 26, Attorney General Carr will join partners in Chatham County at the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office to host a Drug Take Back Day awareness event joined by law enforcement and judicial professionals in the area as well as representatives from CVS Health:
Attorney General Chris Carr
Office of Congressman Earl Leroy “Buddy” Carter
Sheriff John Wilcher
Chief Joseph H. Lumpkin Sr.
District Attorney Meg Heap
Thursday, October 26, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Chatham County Sheriff’s Office
1050 Carl Griffin Drive
Savannah, GA 31405
Drug Take Back Locations in Georgia
We appreciate all of our partners who are working around the state to make sure there are a variety of disposal options that are conducive to all Georgians. See options below:
- To find a Drug Take Back Box at a public facility near you, CLICK HERE.
- To find a Drug Take Back Box at a Walgreens near you, see the attached document.
- To find a Drug Take Back Box at a CVS near you, CLICK HERE.
Statewide Opioid Task Force
Georgia Statewide Opioid Task Force was launched by the Office of the Attorney General on September 28, 2017 to provide an infrastructure of communication between organizations in the public, private and non-profit sectors that are combatting and are impacted by this critical issue. Please stay up to date on the Statewide Opioid Task Force’s progress here.