Oct 28, 2011 7:11 PM
TUCSON - In addition to the drug take-back event sponsored by Tucson Police and the DEA, there are nine other places to drop off unused and unwanted medication tomorrow for National Prescription Take Back Day.
In Arizona, children in the 8th grade are using prescription drugs to get high, according to a news release from an organization promoting National Prescription Take Back Day.
"Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are increasing at alarming rates, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses," the release states.
Generally, the drugs accepted at these events includes expired, unused, and unwanted tablets, capsules, liquids and creams. Metal or glass aerosol bottles, syringes, and epi-pens are not typically accepted, nor are drugs from commercial organizations. The service is free and anonymous, and no questions will be asked.
TPD and DEA are hosting one event at the TPD Operations Divison West, 1310 W. Miracle Mile.
A search of the DEA's Office of Diversion Controls shows nine other sites, including the Sahuarita Wal-Mart 18680 S. Nogales Highway, the South Tucson police Department lobby entrance at 1601 s. 6th Avenue, the Target at 3901 W. Ina Road, and several others.
For a complete list of locations in Southern Arizona, click here and enter your search criteria.