(WXYZ) - People with a medicine cabinet filled with expired prescription drugs can dispose of the medication safely at a number of drop off locations offered around the state as part of "Prescription Take-Back Day."
The Drug Enforcement Administration is teaming up with almost four thousand law enforcement agencies all over the country to help collect the unwanted medication.
It's not just an issue of disposal, but also an issue of public health. According to a national survey in 2009 by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration, more than seven million Americans currently abuse prescription drugs. According to the Partnership for a Drug Free America, approximately 2,500 teens use prescription drugs to get high for the first time. Studies have shown that a majority of prescription drugs obtained for abuse are obtained from family and friends.
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