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Prescription Drug Drop-off Locations Expand

The Arizona Attorney General's office is partnering with other groups to bring 10 new drug collection containers to local police department lobbies. The goal to help reduce the misuse and abuse of prescription drugs among teenagers. 

Attorney General Tom Horne says there are more deaths from abuse of prescription drugs than from abuse of illegal drugs. Horne says many parents and grandparents may not realize that leftover drugs in the medicine cabinet can lead to bad habits.

Horne says Arizona ranks 6th highest in the nation for prescription drug misuse with those 12 and over. He says AZ also ranks 6th highest in drug overdose rates. 

For the nearest drop-off location: http://www.acpa.net

 

 

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