King's Daughters Medical Center in Brookhaven has a disposal panel available daily at the hospital's ambulance entrance.
Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death for American adults ages 18 to 45. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than 106,000 people died from drug overdoses in the United States in the 12 months ending November 2021, with opioid-related deaths accounting for 75 percent of all drug overdoses. overdose deaths. A report from the Mississippi Opioid and Heroin Data Collaborative showed that drug overdose deaths in Mississippi increased 49% in just 12 months (2019-2020).
For over a decade, Take Back Day has been helping Americans keep their families and family members safe simply by removing unnecessary medications (those that are old, unwanted, or now unwanted) from their homes that too They often turn out to be gateways to addiction. . Working closely with local law enforcement, Take Back Day has collected nearly 7,262 tons of drugs statewide, including 27.8 tons in Mississippi.