Everyone knows that kids seem to grow up too fast nowadays, but research is showing that youths are waiting longer to try drugs or alcohol. New research shows that between 2004 and 2017, teens trying alcohol for the first time started doing it at an older age – from 16 to 17. For illicit drugs,
California pharmacies don’t take back opioids, although FDA guidelines recommend that all pharmacies help their customers dispose of unused drugs properly. While many people are unaware that they can dispose of unused medications at pharmacies, sometimes the pharmacies don’t know procedures for disposal, either. It is doubtful that the problem is isolated to California alone.