by Nick Delgado
Guam - Everyday 2,500 teens use prescription drugs to get high for the first time. Today U.S. Attorney Alicia Limtiaco announced the launch of the National Prescription Take Back Initiative. Alarming statistics are showing that more and more teens are looking into their medicine cabinets at home to get high for free.
In an effort to remind people to refrain from the drain, that is, disposing scrips improperly by flushing them down the toilet or down the sink, a safe dropoff event will be held on Saturday, April 30 to allow residents to properly get rid of their old prescription meds.
DEA Resident Agent-In-Charge Michael Puralewski said, "If you have something in your medicine cabinet, because that is a large source of supply for youth to get involved in prescription drugs, go ahead and bring that in. again no questions asked. We will be there from 10am-2pm."
Dropoff sites will be available at the Micronesia Mall, the Agana Shopping Center and Andersen Air Force Base on April 30. The National Prescription Take Back Initiative is supported by the National Guard's Counterdrug Program, the Drug Enforcement Agency, the Guam Police Department, Public Health and AAFB.
The dropoff will be completely anonymous with no questions asked.