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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Oct. 28. The aim of this day is to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.A social media campaign is being launched today by the Mayors’ Gold Star Community Task Force to bring attention to the critical importance of the proper disposal of prescription drugs. Social media messages will be displayed Oct, 23 – Oct. 28 to educate, inform and bring attention to Drug Take Back Day. Drug take back is vitally important to help prevent all overdoses and to support efforts underway to confront the opioid crisis in our communities. Depositing unused meds in the Take Back containers located at participating locations in your community is a simple step to limit access to un-used medications to prevent overdose prescription drug abuse.To learn more and to find your Take Back location visit www.facebook.com/bismarcknd.gov, www.twitter.com/BismarckNDGov, www.facebook.com/bismarckpolice or www.facebook.com/BBPH.gov. Help to advance this important information by sharing it with friends, family and social networks, to make Oct. 28, 2017 a record drug take back day for our communities. You may also find the Take Back location nearest you at www.takeback.nd.gov. Click on locations.The Mayors’ Gold Star Community Task Force is a collaborative effort between the Bismarck-Mandan-Lincoln communities in response to behavioral health and substance abuse issues in the community.The task force consists of a diverse group of caring and committed individuals who have a vision to create change and make an impact on the current substance abuse and behavioral health issues affecting the local population. For more information about the task force visit the link below.