Sobering Times for Pill Poppers: "Generation Rx," National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
That makes a couple other looming events all the more timely, one that's tonight in San Clemente and another at various Orange County locations Saturday.
First, at 7 tonight, the Community Resource Center of San Clemente, which is in the lower level of San Clemente Presbyterian Church at 119 N. Avenida de la Estrella, hosts a free "Generation Rx" workshop for parents who want to learn more about prescription medication misuse and abuse.
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Also in Behind the Orange Curtain, Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-Palm Desert) mentions that the Drug Enforcement Administration's collection of nearly 1 million tons of drugs through the past two National Prescription Drug Take-Back Days is evidence America's got a pill problem. Why, the congresswoman asks, are so many medications being prescribed that people return so many?
The third annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, which is coordinated with local law enforcement agencies, runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Prescription drugs can be dropped off at select locations, no questions asked. Check with your city hall or police department to see where the local drop-off location is as new spots are being added daily.