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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

April 22, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, April 22. Stop by one of these locations between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to drop off unwanted, unused or outdated prescription and over-the-counter medications:

Elver Park, 1250 McKenna Blvd., Madison

Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 2019 Fisher St., Madison

Warner Park, 2930 N Sherman Ave., Madison

Staff from Safe Communities, the African American Opioid Coalition, Dane County Sheriff’s Office and Madison Police will be on hand to collect:

  • Prescription medication
  • Over-the-counter medicine (pills, liquids, creams)
  • Pet medication
  • Medicine samples
  • Vitamins
  • Nebulizer solution
  • Inhalers

Remember, these items cannot be collected:

  • IV Bags
  • Oxygen Tanks
  • Nebulizer Machines
  • Thermometers
  • Sharps, Epi-pens or anything with a needle or lancet

Can’t make it? Visit our website for alternative locations.


April 22, 2023
10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Safe Communities
(608) 441-3060
View Organizer Website


Treatment Key

Safe communities has complied a list of abbreviation definitions for finding the right treatment for you.

MAT: Medication for Addiction Treatment.
OP: Outpatient Treatment – person lives at home or in the community, attends. individual and group therapy, these can include or not include MAT.
IOP: Intensive Outpatient Treatment – person lives at home or in the community, attends individual and extended groups, 9-12 hours a week.
Residential: person lives at the facility for a period of at least 14 days, some last as many as 45 days.
PHP: Partial Hospitalization Program is a structured mental health treatment program that runs for several hours each day, three to five days per week.
DBT: Dialectical behavior therapy is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) that integrates mindfulness techniques.