National Drug Take Back Day


TODAY’S EVENT WAS. BRANDON: WE ARE STILL WAITING
FINAL NUMBERS, BUT WE KNOW THE
STATE COLLECTED MORE THAN 9,300
POUNDS OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS AT
THE LAST EVENT IN APRI
THESE EVENTS AN IMPORTANT TOOL IN THE FIGHT AGAINST THE OPIOID
CRISIS
IT IS A BIG DEAL FOR PEOPLE
TO BE ABLE TO DISPOSE OF THEM
PROPERLY. BRANDON: AND SO THEY DON’T FALL
INTO THE WRONG HANDS.>>AROUND 50 PEOPLE A DAY ARE
DYING FROM DRUG OVERDOSE. THAT IS LIKE A PACKED CITY B
DRIVING OFF EVERY SINGLE DAY. BRANDON: AND THAT’S JUST OPIOIDS
IN THE U.S
DEA AGENTS SAYING ANY DRUGS NOT
PRESCRIBED TO YOU POSE A SERIO
DANGER
>>SOME OF THE KIDS, THEY’RE GOING TO WHAT THEY CALL PHARM
PARTIES. WHAT THEY’RE DOING, THEY’RE
TAKING MEDICINES RIGHT OUT OF
THEIR PARENTS’ MEDICINE CABINETS
AND TAKING THEM TO PARTIES, AND
THEY DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT
THEY’RE TAKING, AND THESE CAN BE VERY DEADLY. BRANDON: THE IMPACT ON TEENS IS
WHY THESE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
GOT INVOLVED TODAY.>>YOU NEVER KNOW IF THE PERSON
IS ACTUALLY DOING IT, OR THEY’RE
DOING IT AND LYING. YOU NEVER KNOW. IT’S REALLY SCARY
I’LL ADMIT THAT. BRANDON: CLAUDIA ZARATE HELP
FORM YOUTH AGAINST DRUG ABUSE AT
ATRISCO HERITAGE. SHE SAYS THE MORE PEOPLE GET
INVOLVED, THE MORE THEY CAN
HELP.>>WE KNOW THERE IS SOMETHING
THERE TO HELP US, YOU KNOW, THAT
WE ARE NOT ALONE. BRANDON: CREWS AT THIS NORTHEAST
ALBUQUERQUE LOCATION, HOPING
TODAY’S EVENT IS THEIR BIGGEST
YET.>>WE APPRECIATE IT. BRANDON: SOMETHING THAT WAS NEW
TODAY FROM EVENTS IN THE P

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