Birmingham, Ala. — Statistics show over 65$ of children who abuse prescriptions drugs get them for the first time from a family member or friend's medicine cabinet. A former drug addicts says that's why drug take back events are so important to help get prescription drugs out of the house.
Danny Molloy says a lot of times children go into the medicine cabinets looking for drugs because they are curious. He says a lot of music and moves glorify drug use.
Law enforcement agencies across the nation are holding drug take back events Saturday April 30th. You can drop off prescription drugs no questions asked.
Molloy says the take back events will help stop children from getting their hands on prescription drugs that first time and could prevent years of addiction. "I took oxycontin for about six years straight every day which ultimately led to a heroin addiction, I've been to 20 rehabs and five psychiatric units and I've also been arrested and gone to jail," said Molloy.
All of the drug take back events are Saturday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Several places in Central Alabama are hosting events. To find the closest one to you visit the DEA's website.