National Drug Take-Back Day
09/21/10 12:00PM By Jane Lindholm  Download MP3
Prescription drug use has become a growing problem nationally as well as in Vermont. Last year, there were 34 accidental overdose deaths attributed to prescribed opiate medications. We look at the abuse of prescription drugs and the efforts to curtail it. These efforts include law enforcement, drug education and drug treatment and this Saturday's Drug Take-Back Day coordinated by the Drug Enforcement Administration. Listen
You can learn about drop off sites near you by calling (802) 888-2561 or by visiting www.dea.gov.
Also in the program, as part of our "Report from Afghanistan" series, VPR's Steve Zind speaks with Vermont National Guard members responsible for training police in Kabul. Listen