From Accident Victim To Heroin Addict-How it Happens

There is a disturbing trend of heroin addiction here in San Diego, and it's tied to prescription drug use.

Amy Roderick is a special agent with the DEA.

Saturday, April 29th, the DEA is doing it's annual drug take back program.

The goal is to get unused drugs out of your house, so they won't be a temptation for anyone.

You can drop off your unused prescriptions at more than 40 locations on Saturday from ten to two.

Listen to a breakdown of how it happens that someone like you or your friend or family member could somehow need heroin!

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The DEA says most people who get hooked on heroin started with prescription drugs.

The event is on Saturday, April 29th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Sheriff’s Deputies will be at the following locations:
• Alpine Sheriff's Station 2751 Alpine Boulevard
• Poway Sheriff's Station 13100 Bowron Road
• Encinitas – Scripps Encinitas Hospital 354 Santa Fe Drive
• Ramona – Albertson's Parking Lot 1459 Main Street
• Fallbrook Sheriff's Substation 388 East Alvarado Street
• San Marcos – Kaiser Permanente 400 Craven Road
• Imperial Beach Sheriff's Substation 845 Imperial Beach Boulevard
• Santee – Walgreens Parking Lot 9305 Mission Gorge Road
• Lakeside – Walgreens Parking Lot 9728 Winter Gardens Boulevard
• Spring Valley – Steele Canyon High School, 12440 Campo Road
• Lemon Grove Sheriff's Substation 3240 Main Street
• Vista – Walgreens Parking Lot 310 Sycamore Avenue.

This service is free and anonymous. No sharps or needles accepted.  Unwanted or expired prescription drugs can be dangerous to the community by falling into the wrong hands. 

You can always drop off unwanted prescriptions at any Sheriff's Station or Substation during normal business hours. Locations are HERE

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