National Prescription Drug Take Back Day will be held in Knox County Saturday, Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2. p.m. at Rockland Police Department, 1 Police Drive, Rockland; Camden Police Department, 31 Washington St.,Camden; Lowe’s, Route 1, Thomaston; Union Fire Department, 567 Common Road, Union and Warren Fire Department, 177 Western Road, Warren.

According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.2 million Americans misused 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.

Drug Take Back Day is sponsored by the U.S. DEA and the Maine Sheriff’s Association.