Ochsner Health System supports the DEA's National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 26, 2013, from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. by providing venues for persons who want to dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs.
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. More than seven million Americans currently abuse prescription drugs, according to the 2009 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health.
Each day, approximately, 2,500 teens use prescription drugs to get high for the first time according to the Partnership for a Drug Free America. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including the home medicine cabinet.
For more information on this initiative, click here to visit the DEA's website.
Ochsner Health System Drug Take Back Locations
Ochsner St. Anne General Hospital
4608 Highway 1
Raceland, LA 70394
Front entrance of Hospital
2626 Napoleon Ave
New Orleans, LA 70115
Surgery building driveway, corner of Napoleon Ave. and Magnolia Street
Ochsner Medical Center - West Bank Campus
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA 70056
Main entrance driveway
Ochsner Medical Center - Kenner
180 W. Esplanade Ave
Kenner, LA 70065
In Front of the Hospital Main Entrance
Ochsner Medical Center – Jefferson Highway
1516 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA 70121
Front of Hospital on Jefferson Highway
Ochsner Health Center – Baton Rouge
16777 Medical Center Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
Physician Plaza 1, first building on the left under the over hang