Drug Enforcement Administration
The abuse of prescription drugs has skyrocketed across the nation, and especially in Texas where, according to the Drug Policy Alliance, accidental overdoses from 1999 to 2007 increased 150%. Now the Texas Legislature is hoping to take action to curb prescription drug abuse.
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) wants you to get rid of any old prescription drugs this weekend. Saturday, October 29, is “Prescription Drug Take Back Day”.
Picture the perfect North Texas neighborhood. They are children running along the streets. The houses have beautiful lawns with manicured shrubbery. Big trees line the sidewalks. College fans show their true colors by flying flags showing their favorite teams.
North Texas health officials are concerned about a currently legal chemical that has begun surfacing in stores and online in the form of bath salts. Some users have ended up in the emergency room after snorting or smoking it.