The Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative (RALI) of New Hampshire supports programs that prevent the misuse of prescription medicines so that more lives can be saved from the opioid crisis. We do this by bringing together community leaders and elected officials who are committed to finding effective solutions and sharing ideas that will make a difference across our state.
New Hampshire is facing an addiction crisis:
New Hampshire citizens lost their lives to a drug-related overdose,
In 2017 alone,
Since 2013, deaths from illicit opioids like fentanyl have increased nearly
according to the New Hampshire Medical Examiner's Office.
The crisis is impacting families from all walks of life and every community in the state.
It is killing our fellow citizens daily.
Kevin St. James
Advanced Emergency Medical Technician
Exeter Fire Department
LEADERS MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Learn more about the partners who make up
RALI New Hampshire, and how they are helping individuals, families and communities affected
by this crisis.
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SAFE USE & DISPOSAL
Zero Left, a RALI NH partner, provides helpful information on keeping your prescription medications secure at home and properly disposing of them:
Speak with your doctor
• Talk about risks and alternative
treatment options with your
• Take your medication only as
needed, and never more than
directed by your medical
• Never combine opioids with alcohol
because that increases the risk of
• If you have a history of substance
use disorder or mental illness, tell
your doctor as those increase your
Safely store medications
• Out of sight! Keep your pain
medication secure and out of sight.
• Lock them up! Store your pain
medication in a safe or
• Be aware! Two-thirds of teens who
abuse prescription pain medication
get them from home, friends or
Have a conversation
• Educate yourself about the addiction risks of misusing prescription medications.
• Communicate these risks to your family - especially children and grandchildren.
One of the best things we can all do to help address New Hampshire’s
addiction crisis is to safely dispose of unused prescription medications.
There are several options:
You can use household materials to dispose of your unused medications. All you have to do is mix your medicines with kitty litter or old coffee grounds in an airtight container and dispose of it in your trash can.
You can visit a drug takeback center in your community.
Click HERE to see the New Hampshire locations.
You can use a home disposal kit – you’ll put unused medications in it, add water, seal and dispose of it in the trash.
To learn more about safe use and disposal of prescription
medication at home, download a helpful brochure from Zero Left.
If you or a loved one needs resources to face addiction,
the NH Alcohol and Drug Treatment Locator
can help you find them: