National Take-Back Initiative

The DEA has an annual “National Take-Back Initiative” aimed at collecting outdated and unnecessary prescription medications. Many seniors have medicine cabinets full of medications that they no longer need, or are expired. San Diego Homecare fully supports this program and participates every year in assisting and encouraging our clients to submit their medications that conform to the programs guidelines.

For our clients the primary concern is; an elderly person could mix up medications if there are too many bottles in their medication cabinet. Additionally, disposing of expired medications is important since taking an expired medication can cancel the purpose of taking the medication. Lastly, the abuse of prescription medications is growing rapidly and a real problem with our young people. By disposing of medications that are no longer needed we can make them unavailable to possible abuse.

This past Saturday, Oct. 22nd, was the DEA’s annual event.

https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/

It is also important to keep in mind that their are collection boxes available every day of the year. Here are a listing of those sites:

Drop-Off Locations
Eastern Division
9225 Aero Dr
San Diego, CA 92123
(858) 495-7900
Drop Box is located inside main lobby of station.
Hours of Operation: Tuesday-Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Mid-City Division
4310 Landis St
San Diego, CA 92105
(619) 516-3000
Drop Box is located inside main lobby of station.
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Northeastern Division
13396 Salmon River Rd
San Diego, CA 92129
(858) 538-8000
Drop Box is located inside main lobby of station.
Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Northwestern Division
12592 El Camino Real
San Diego, CA 92130
(858) 523-7000
Press gate buzzer and someone will greet you.
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Southern Division
1120 27th Street
San Diego, CA 92154
(619) 424-0400
Drop Box is located inside main lobby of station.
Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Southeastern Division
7222 Skyline Drive
San Diego, CA 92114
(619) 527-3500
Drop Box is located inside main lobby of station.
Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Western Division
5215 Gaines St
San Diego, CA 92110
(619) 692-4800
Drop Box is located inside main lobby of station.
Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

These locations are are the San Diego Police facilities.