DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Help prevent drug misuse and accidental poisonings by getting rid of unused, expired, or unwanted medications.
The Santa Clara County Opioid Overdose Prevention Project, or SCCOOPP, is a county organization composed of county entities, physicians, advocates, and community members whose goal is to reduce the number of opioid-related deaths in Santa Clara County. SCCOOPP is partnering with the Santa Clara Police Department for the DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 27 from 10:00am-2:00pm at the Police Building, 601 El Camino Real (at Benton Street).
SCCOOPP is also offering free naloxone (also known as Narcan®) nasal spray kit and trainings for community members who would like the life-saving opioid-overdose medication. So far, they have distributed over 1500 naloxone kits to 31 agencies and community members across Santa Clara County. You can learn more about Santa Clara County’s efforts to combat the opioid epidemic at www.sccgov.org/sccoopp.