JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Drug Enforcement Administration is hosting a nationwide drug takeback day on Monday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in order to help Americans safely get rid of their unused prescription drugs.
According to the DEA website, the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day was created to combat the drug overdose epidemic in the United States and reflects the DEA’s commitment to American safety and health.
By removing these drugs from homes, the DEA hopes the take back acts as a measure of preventing medication misuse and opioid addiction from ever starting and in turn, reduce drug-related deaths and violence.
Although this is a nationwide initiative, there are several drug drop-off locations participating within Action News Jax’s coverage area. The following participating locations are separated by county below.
For more information on Drug Takeback Day, visit the DEA website.
- Mayo Clinic: 4500 San Pablo Rd S, Jacksonville, FL 32224
- Jacksonville Beach Police Department: 101 Penman Rd S, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
- Avenues Mall, Belks Parking Lot facing Philips Highway: 10310 Southside Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32256
- Potter’s House Church Parking Lot: 5119 Normandy Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32205
- UF Health North: 15255 Max Leggett Pkwy, Jacksonville, FL 32218
St. Johns County:
- PVPV/Rawlings Elementary School: 610 A1A N, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
- Flagler Imaging Center: 101 Health Park Blvd, St. Augustine, FL 32086
- Orange Park Police Department: 2025 Smith St, Orange Park, FL 32073
- HCA Florida Orange Park Hospital, ER Drive Thru: 2001 Kingsley Ave, Orange Park, FL 32073
- Middleburg Paramedicine Office: 2710 Blanding Blvd., Suite 8, Middleburg, 32068
- Yulee Community Center: 86026 Pages Dairy Rd, Yulee, FL 32097
- Winn Dixie Callahan: 450078 State Rd 200, Callahan, FL 32011
- The Hilliard Pharmacy: 551770 US-1, Hilliard, FL 32046
- Winn Dixie: 1115 N Summit St, Crescent City, FL 32112
- TMT Auto and Dollar General: 1117 FL-20, Interlachen, FL 32148
- CVS: 121 W. Macclenny Ave., Macclenny, FL 32063
- Lake City Police Department: 225 NW Main Blvd, Lake City, FL 32055
- Glynn County Police Department: 157 Public Safety Blvd, Brunswick, GA 31525
- Glynn County Police Island Substation: 1965 Demere Rd, St Simons Island, GA 31522
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