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Prescription drug drop-off event shows community impact


UCF Student Health Services saw an approximately 92% decrease in medications collected for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, compared to the same event held last spring semester.

The event happened Oct. 21 and is a smaller part of a national effort from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to reduce drug overdose-related deaths and discourage prescription drug abuse, according to the official Drug Take Back Day website. Student Health Services, in partnership with the UCF Police Department and Wellness and Health Promotion Services, holds the event twice a year in order to give students a space to dispose of these substances “no questions asked.”