- Safi Bello
A.G. Underwood Calls On New Yorkers To Help Fight The Opioid Crisis, Bring Unused Prescription Drugs
A.G. Underwood office press release --------- Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood today called on New Yorkers to help fight the opioid crisis during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day by heading to ClearYourCabinet.com, a statewide initiative and website launched this past April dedicated to helping New Yorkers safely dispose of prescription drugs. As part of Attorney General Underwood’s multi-levered approach to tackling the opioid epidemic, the initiative is aimed at helping New Yorkers take one of the simplest steps to prevent addiction by safely disposing of their unused drugs at drop-off sites around New York. According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, four out of five new heroin users start out by misusing prescription drugs; and according to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. To learn more click on the picture below to read the release.