GA and AL fight against prescription drug abuse

GA and AL fight against prescription drug abuse

(WTVM) - In an effort to fight prescription drug abuse in AL and GA, the state is holding a drug "take back" day this Saturday.

Lots of people have old prescription drugs lying around, but officials say it can be serious if those fall into the wrong hands.

That's why law enforcement agencies are teaming up with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to hold a prescription drug take back.

"As far as drug abuse goes, it's number one. Prescription drug abuse is by far the number one drug of choice for abuse and it's also the most dangerous and the reason it's the most dangerous is because it's the most readily available," Terrell Cook says, with the Madison Police Department

According to a survey by the Partnership for a Drug Free America, one in five teens have tried Vicodin and one in 10 have taken Adderall for non-medical purposes.

If you would like to dispose your pills the CVS located at 1367 Double Churches Road will collect them. However, the Drug Enforcement Administration cannot accept liquids or needles for disposal.

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