National Drug Take-Back

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National Drug Take-Back

Police departments in New England will take part in a nationwide drug take-back day initiated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. This is one way the police will help fight the war on drugs. Law enforcement officials are hoping that by collecting unused, unwanted or forgotten prescription drugs from the public, the potentially dangerous medications won’t fall into the hands of young people.

It is no surprise that prescription drugs are abused by young people in greater numbers than cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens and inhalants combined. In most cases, young people are able to get these drugs from their homes or from a friend’s home. Young people believe that these drugs are safer than so-called street drugs when, in fact, non-medical use of these drugs can be very dangerous and highly addictive.

Prescription drug abuse is a growing problem that needs to be constantly addressed and programs like drug take-back day help reduce the number of drugs available to those looking to abuse to sell them. Police ask that parents and grandparents regularly monitor their prescriptions closely to ensure that their children, or children’s friends, don’t have access to these drugs.

Recovery is a process that begins with honesty and confession, continues with rehabilitation, and down the road hopefully it turns into being healthy and sober. Seabrook is a drug rehab and alcoholism detox treatment center that offers individually inspired programs that provide the patient with the unique combination of therapies and treatments that suit their needs and personal history. Contact Seabrook today at 1.800.761.7575 to find out ways for you to beat your addiction.