National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Oct. 26

Prescription drug abuse is a problem that effects millions of Americans and can to lead abuse of even more dangerous illegal drugs. Research shows that the majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.

To address this public safety issue, National Prescription Drug Take Back Day provides an opportunity for anyone to safely dispose of unused prescriptions at thousands collection sites across the country.

Nearby sites available on Saturday, October 26 include the Kroger Pharmacy on Lindbergh Dr in Peoria, The OSF Center for Health on Route 91 in Peoria, the Peoria Police Department on Southwest Adams St, the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office on Maxwell Road, and the Illinois State Police Headquarters Building on Lourdes Road in Metamora. Visit to find the collection site nearest to you.