Drug Take Back Day

As October comes to an end, I wanted to highlight some important work that happened across the state of Minnesota on Saturday.

Each year, the federal Drug Enforcement Administration hosts two days designated to collecting unused prescription drugs. Addiction and drug abuse are serious issues many Minnesota families face, and I am grateful to various law enforcement agencies for working to prevent this problem. As many families have faced challenges related to COVID-19 and the resulting economic shutdowns, those struggling with addiction and drug abuse have found new challenges due to disrupted routines and new stressors. Law enforcement’s work is appreciated more this year than ever.



Each year, Minnesotans deposit thousands of pounds of prescription drugs on take back days and do their part to keep communities safe and healthy. Thank you to all the Minnesotans for participating in this vital program and to law enforcement officers for proactively protecting their communities.

Visit https://doseofreality.mn.gov/drug-takeback/default.asp to find a location near you to deposit prescription drugs year round.


In gratitude,


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