SAVANNAH, GA – The non-medical use of prescriptions is a fast growing form of drug abuse for young kids and adults according to law enforcement officials.
That’s why this weekend the Chatham county sheriff’s office wants to give people to opportunity to turn in their unused drugs to them
It’s a part of a national drug take back event through the Drug Enforcement Administration. The CDC has officially classified prescription drug abuse and the resulting overdoses an epidemic in the united states. For those collecting drugs this weekend they think it is their chance to maybe save a life.
“A lot of people I’ve read that get them from friends and family as the main, primary means of getting prescription drugs and just being able to take that out of the equation and maybe change someone else’s life is a tremendous deal to us,” says South University’s Generation Rx Chair Samantha Powell.
The event takes place twice a year but you can always drop off unused drugs at pill drop offs at several law enforcement buildings across Savannah.