RALI Maryland Aids Counties in Prescription Take-Back Efforts, Achieves “Record-Breaking” Results

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Howard County Executive Calvin Ball and many others joined the Rx Abuse Leadership Inivitaive of Maryland (RALI Maryland) on Tuesday, October 22, to spread the word about National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Hosted by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration each April and October, Take-Back Day gives citizens a chance to bring unused and expired medications to designated locations across their state.

RALI Maryland with partner Drug Free Cecil during Take-Back Day, October 26, 2019.

The results of the most recent Take-Back Day have been described as “record-breaking” by Maryland counties. According to a report from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration there were 103 Collection Sites in the State, and 12,238 tons of prescription medications were collected. HC Drug Free reported 1,262 pounds were collected in Howard County alone. Anne Arundel County collected 324 pounds. A number of locations even collected vaping devices.

RALI Maryland is an alliance of more than 20 local, state and national organizations committed to finding solutions to end the opioid crisis in Maryland. For more information on RALI Maryland and their partners, visit their website.

Thank you RALI Maryland for sponsoring our Opening Roundtable: “The County Role in Combatting the Opioid Crisis” at this year’s Winter Conference!

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