Fact: Prescription drugs are the most commonly abused drugs among 12-13 year olds. Many of these pills can be found in your medicine cabinet and around your house.
Fact: More than 50% of prescription drug abusers got them from family and friends. Proper drug disposal protects your loved ones from misuse.
In an effort to help stop this growing problem, the DEA is hosting a Take-Back Day on April 28, 2012. If you have any unused prescription drugs in your home, you can drop them off at the designated collection site in your community on April 28. The DEA coordinates with the local law enforcement and community partners to provide thousands of sites across the country, many of them at police departments, so that the unwanted drugs are disposed of safely and legally. Sites will accept pills, both prescription and nonprescription, for disposal.
The best and most effective way to help fight this problem is by spreading awareness. Together, we can stop the misuse of prescription drugs. To find out more about prevention and the April 28 DEA Take-Back Day, please visit www.AWARERX.ORG.
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