Georgia AG Carr: Georgians, National Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, October 28th

Staff Report From Georgia CEO

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Attorney General Chris Carr is encouraging all Georgians to join the Office of the Attorney General in National Drug Take Back Day efforts. The nationwide event will take place next Saturday, October 28, 2017.

“Unfortunately, our very own medicine cabinets can be a hotbed for the opioid epidemic,” said Attorney General Chris Carr. “As we continue to strengthen our state’s response and cut down on the illicit use of prescription drugs, I want to stress the importance of safely disposing of any unused, expired prescription drugs. We have Drug Take Back Boxes located all over the state that are available year-round. On Saturday, October 28, 2017, I’m urging Georgians to help us make this the most successful Drug Take Back Day we’ve ever had. Let’s join together and empty our medicine cabinets, so that together, we can ensure there are no more tears, no more deaths and no more heartache as a result of the opioid epidemic.”

Drug Take Back Day Events

On Monday, October 23, Attorney General Carr will kick-off Drug Take Back Day awareness efforts at a metro Atlanta Walgreens joined by other members of the healthcare community:


Attorney General Chris Carr

Walgreens Pharmacy

Medical Association of Georgia

Georgia Composite Medical Board

Georgia Pharmacy Board

Georgia Pharmacy Association

Georgia Hospital Association


Monday, October 23, 2017

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.


Walgreens Pharmacy
3740 Cascade Rd. SW
Atlanta, GA 30331

On Thursday, October 26, Attorney General Carr will join partners in Chatham County at the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office to host a Drug Take Back Day awareness event joined by law enforcement and judicial professionals in the area as well as representatives from CVS Health:


Attorney General Chris Carr

CVS Health

Office of Congressman Earl Leroy “Buddy” Carter

Chatham County Sheriff's Office

Savannah Police Department

District Attorney Meg Heap


Thursday, October 26, 2017

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.


Chatham County Sheriff’s Office
1050 Carl Griffin Drive
Savannah, GA 31405
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Drug Take Back Locations in Georgia

We appreciate all of our partners who are working around the state to make sure there are a variety of disposal options that are conducive to all Georgians. See options below:

To find a Drug Take Back Box at a public facility near you, CLICK HERE.

To find a Drug Take Back Box at a Walgreens near you, visit

To find a Drug Take Back Box at a CVS near you, CLICK HERE.