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National Drug Take Back event materials available

Are you planning on hosting a National Drug Take Back Day event on April 24th?

First in nation Safe Medication Return program launches

On November 21, Washington’s Safe Medication Return program launched. This program gives Washington residents convenient and environmentally responsible ways to dispose of unwanted and expired medications.

Drug Take Back Materials October 2020 Presentation

Join our It Starts With One media campaign partner, Desautal Hege, also known as DH, as they showcase the updated Drug Take Back material for the upcoming National Drug Take Back day on October 24, 2020. Whether you are hosting an event or just promoting your local take back sites, this is a great opportunity to refresh on what resources and media materials are available to you through our It Starts With One campaign to support your opioid prevention work in your communities.

National Prevention Week 2020, May 10–16

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administrations (SAMHSA) National Prevention Week (NPW) is a public education platform that promotes prevention year-round through providing ideas, capacity-building, tools, and resources to help individuals and communities make substance use prevention happen every day.

Prevention Technical Transfer Centers releases Pandemic Response Resources

The Prevention Technical Transfer Centers (PTTCs) have create a page on their website to provide quick access to Pandemic Response Resources focused on Prevention. You can access this page via the PTTC website ( )  or by clicking on the following link:

You will find Federal Resources and also Resources from the PTTC Network such as:

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) cancels National Drug Take Back Day, tips for public awareness strategies

The DEA has cancelled National Take Back Day events scheduled for April 25 in response to COVID-19. As our communities weather the impacts of COVID-19 we know that times like these can test the protective factors we work so hard to build, every day.

In light of the cancellation, we want to encourage communities to continue to support Take Back Day as an important awareness day.

How can you continue to support opioid prevention?