In an effort to curb the prescription drug abuse problem in North County San Diego, NCPC participates with the San Diego County Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force.
Prescription drugs can be lifesavers. They can also help people manage health problems. At the same time prescription drugs (Rx) are a leading cause of addiction and accidental overdose deaths throughout the country. In San Diego County, prescription drug deaths outpace deaths due to vehicle crashes.
NCPC urges North County residents to safely and properly dispose of unused or expired medications. We support the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Initiative and work with local law enforcement to provide portable prescription drug drop boxes available at events across North County.
Upcoming Take Back Day Events are scheduled for October 2016 and April 2017.