In 2017, about 1 in 7 Texas high school students took opioids without a prescription or differently than how they were prescribed. Among U.S. youth ages 12 to 17, nearly 60% report that the source of their most recent misuse of prescription pain relievers was a friend or relative.
Walgreens at 5280 Buffalo Speedway is one nearby location where you can drop off unused or expired medications (never flush them!). What's accepted: prescriptions, prescription and over the counter ointments and creams, aerosol cans, inhalers, liquids, lotions, pet medications, and vitamins. What's not accepted: hydrogen peroxide, illicit drugs, needles and thermometers.
For more information on how Texans can combat opiate abuse visit http://doseofreality.texas.gov/drug-take-back/