Safe Disposal

​Prevent prescription drug misuse by safely storing, tracking and properly or safely disposing your unwanted medications.

Local Take-Back Sites

PDF - North County San Diego 

PDF - East County San Diego

PDF - Central San Diego

PDF- South County San Diego

PDF - Northeast San Diego

Additional Resources

Waste Free San Diego Take-Back Locator

DEA Take Back Locator

Safe Prescribing

If you’re a medical professional, visit to learn how the local medical community is organized to support safe prescribing practices. The PDA Medical Task Force developed the following tools to prevent medication abuse:

Emergency Department and Urgent Care Safe Prescribing Guidelines

PDF - Emergency Department Guidelines - English

PDF - Emergency Department Guidelines - Spanish

PDF - Urgent Care Guidelines - English

PDF - Urgent Care Guidelines - Spanish

Fraud Warning Posters

PDF - Half Page

PDF - Full Page

Additional Resources 

PDF - Resources for Opioid Prescribers - California Department of Public Health 


For Teens

National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens 

Provides information on commonly misused prescription medications (opioids, stimulants, depressants). 

Teens can get facts about drugs and drug effects, read advice from fellow teens, watch educational videos and try their hand at brain games.


For Parents

SAMHSA’s Healthy Pregnancy Healthy Baby Fact Sheets

This series of four fact sheets emphasizes the importance of continuing a mother’s treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD) throughout pregnancy. The series includes information on OUD and pregnancy, OUD treatment, neonatal abstinence syndrome, and considerations to address before hospital discharge.


The National Institute on Drug Abuse

Provides information on the latest science-based information about the health effects and consequences of drug abuse and addiction and resources for talking with kids about the impact of drug use on health.

Juvenile Smuggling in San Diego County 

PDF - Juvenile Smuggling 

Growing Up Drug Free

PDF - Growing Up Drug Free - English

PDF - Growing Up Drug Free - Spanish

Marijuana Prevention for Youth and Young Adults

PDF - Marijuana Prevention - English

PDF - Marijuana Prevention - Spanish 


Opioids and Athletes Toolkit


Naloxone Resources

Naloxone Brochure

PDF - Naloxone 

Medication Safety

Medication Safety Tips 

PDF - Medication Safety


County of San Diego Substance Use Disorder Treatment Services​


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