Alpharetta leaders create new program to reduce deadly drug abuse

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NORTH FULTON COUNTY, Ga.
Alpharetta leaders hope a new program in the city will cut down on painkiller abuse.

With the help of Alpharetta’s Rotary Club, the city purchased boxes that they’ll put at fire stations and at its police headquarters.

While the boxes are small, the Alpharetta police hope it puts a big dent in the city’s drug problem.

Alpharetta Police Chief John Robinson said kids are getting a hold of their parent’s unused medications, and in some cases, powerful painkillers.

“It’s something that unfortunately a lot of times starts in the home,” Robinson said. They get hooked on it at home experimenting with some drugs in their parent’s medicine cabinet, getting it at school as well.”

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