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Tackling the Pill Popping Problem

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BILLINGS - Prescription Painkillers have become a public nuisance.  According to the CDC, deaths associated with prescription painkillers continually go up every year.

Billings Police Department will be holding a Prescription Drug Take Back on April 26th. From 9 AM to 3 PM, Billings PD will be at the Elks Lodge at 934 Lewis Ave, accepting prescription drugs no longer in use.

In Billings, Malcolm Horn, Director of Training with Rimrock Foundation says she treats many addictions, but the pain killer addiction is one of the most damaging.  People with the addiction don't realize the harmful effects drugs such as OxyContin can have on their bodies when abused over a long period of time.

Officer Karl Rude, Resource Officer with Billings Senior High School says parents need to communicate with their children about the harmful effects drugs, prescribed or not, can have on their bodies. He also says parents can eliminate their children's access to prescription by not letting old prescriptions linger around their house when they are no longer being used.

Again, if you have any prescription drugs that are not being used, go to the Elks Lodge on Saturday April 26. From 9 AM to 3 PM, the Billings Police Department will be accepting prescription drugs for their Prescription Drug Take Back.
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