New Hampshire Senate President Donna Soucy Joins Important Education Event Designed to Help Prevent Addiction
RALI CARES Educates Parents, Concerned Citizens About Warning Signs of Potential Drug use and Addiction, Resource Now Available Online
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 21, 2020
Concord, New Hampshire – Yesterday, New Hampshire Senate President Donna Soucy joined representatives of Makin’ It Happen, the Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative of New Hampshire, and Code 3 to present a virtual online educational event about the warning signs of potential teen and adult substance misuse and addiction.
RALI CARES is an educational program about the hidden warning signs of substance misuse developed by RALI and Code 3. The original program features a trailer outfitted to look like a typical teenager bedroom in which former law enforcement professionals pointed out red flags of substance misuse based on their years of experience. The educational tour originally visited several locations in New Hampshire early last year.
With social distancing and other safety measures in place because of COVID-19, the tour is now available as a virtual experience online. Yesterday’s event outlined the highlights of the program so that addiction and recovery experts and other state leaders can discuss how to make sure communities across the state can take advantage of the program.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has been a difficult time for everyone in New Hampshire. It is important to realize the extra challenge it places on anyone in recovery or struggling with addiction. I can say from personal experience, the RALI CARES program is eye opening and the information is critical for parents and concerned New Hampshire residents to hear. It can help us all remain vigilant and watch for signs of substance misuse so that we get help to those who need it. I encourage everyone to view the information and help protect their families and those important to them,” said Senator Soucy.
“Makin’ It Happen has a mission to improve the overall health and well-being of our youth, families, and communities with a focus on alcohol, tobacco, and drug prevention. This pandemic creates special challenges to so many Granite Staters and we can all help by looking for the warning signs of substance misuse. Early intervention is the best way to keep misuse from turning into addiction. We are looking forward to working with RALI New Hampshire and state leaders to make sure communities across our state are aware of this important resource,“ said Makin’ It Happen Executive Director Mary Forsythe-Taber.
The RALI CARES virtual program is available at https://www.ralinh.org/rali-cares
About RALI New Hampshire
RALI New Hampshire is a partnership of more than a dozen local, state, and national organizations committed to finding solutions to end the opioid crisis in New Hampshire. Members of the coalition include:
● Addiction Policy Forum
● Capitol Area Public Health Network
● CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America)
● Chucky’s Fight
● Dismas Home of New Hampshire
● Granite Pathways Safe Harbor Recovery Center
● Hope on Haven Hill
● Makin’ It Happen
● New Hampshire Grange
● New Hampshire Hospital Association
● New Hampshire Police Association
● New Hampshire Sheriff’s Association
● New Hampshire State Police
● New Hampshire Troopers Association
● North Country Serenity Center
● Reality Check
● The Partnership for a Drug Free NH
● The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America
● Zero Left Campaign