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Prescription pill abuse is the fastest growing drug epidemic in our country, destroying young and old.
They are widely available in both urban and rural areas. Based on investigations conducted in the Huntsville area, prescription medications are the easiest to obtain. Alabama ranks in the top 12 states for the number of prescription painkillers sold. The internet continues to be a growing source for pharmaceuticals because they offer drugs for sale without requiring a prescription and without the benefit of a legitimate doctor-patient relationship. Twice a year, "Partnership for a Drug Free Community" collaborates with law enforcement in Huntsville City, Madison City, and Madison County to hold Take-Back Events where you can drop off medication to be disposed of. Take advantage of programs like these and to help stop prescription drug abuse.
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