DRUG TAKE BACK
Hawaii Medication Drop Box and Disposal Program
The Hawaii Medication Drop Box and Disposal Program (“Program”) is a public health and safety partnership between the Office of the Lieutenant Governor (LG), Department of the Attorney General, Department of Health, Department of Public Safety, and the Hawaii, Maui, and Kauai Police Departments. The roles and responsibilities of the partnering departments are based on a cooperative understanding to initiate and sustain the Program by leveraging federal, state, and county resources. In 2019, the Program participants may be expanding to include the Honolulu Police Department and pharmacies to allow for a greater number of drop boxes in the community.
State Narcotics Enforcement Division at 3375 Koapaka Street, #D-100, Honolulu
Wailuku Station at 55 Mahalani Street (placed within Receiving Desk Lobby)
Lanai Station at 855 Fraser Avenue, Lanai City (placed within front lobby)
Hana Station at 4611 Hana Highway, Hana (location to be finalized)
Lahaina Station at 1850 Honoapiilani Highway, Lahaina (placed within front lobby)
Molokai Station at 110 Ainoa Street, Kaunakakai (location to be finalized)
Kihei Station at 2201 Piilani Highway, Kihei (placed within front lobby)
Hilo Station at 349 Kapiolani Street
Puna Station at 15-2615 Keaau-Pahoa Highway, Pahoa
Kona Station at 74-611 Hale Makai Place, Kailua-Kona
Līhu‘e Station at 3990 Kaana Street, Līhu‘e
The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day occurs every spring and fall, and addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.4 million Americans abused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.
The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.
(NOTE: New or used needles and syringes will not be accepted.)