Police Departments to Distribute Safe Drug Disposal Pouches on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, Saturday, October 23rd
RALI New Hampshire Donates Critical Resources to Promote the Safe Disposal of Prescription Medications ahead of Take Back Day
Manchester, New Hampshire – On October 23rd, the Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative (RALI) of New Hampshire and partners will participate in the U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to advance efforts that help prevent substance misuse and stop addiction before it starts. RALI NH and participating Police Departments across the state will be distributing safe disposal kits and serving as drop off locations to community residents on Take Back Day. As first responders work day in and day out to help families stay safe and healthy, a critical priority is the safe disposal of unused medications in the home.
Participating Police Departments include:
· 46 Chestnut St, Dover, NH 03820
· 268 Mammoth Rd, Londonderry, NH 03053
· 2 Kittridge Ln, Littleton, NH 03561
· Exeter Public Safety Complex, 20 Court St, Exeter, NH 03833
· 175 Amherst St, Amherst, NH 03031
· 158 Main St, Rindge, NH 03461
· The Michael Briggs Public Safety Building, 405 Valley St, Manchester, NH 03103
“The COVID-19 pandemic has made it increasingly difficult for many of our friends and neighbors to access the resources they need to keep their loved ones struggling with substance use disorders safe,” said Senator Kevin Cavanaugh. “I’d like to thank RALI New Hampshire for providing these safe disposal kits, and each of their partners for their continued commitment to fight the opioid epidemic and to help fellow Granite Staters on their path to recovery. I urge everyone to join me in safely disposing of their unused prescription medications on Saturday, October 23rd.”
This Take Back Day serves as an important reminder – not only to take this time to clean out your medicine cabinets, but to learn where you can safely return unused prescriptions at secure locations in your community, or how to safely dispose of unwanted medications at home. RALI NH and partners across New Hampshire are committed to finding solutions to end the opioid epidemic through awareness efforts in identifying substance misuse and addiction, in support of successful recovery and in promoting safe disposal, the most effective way of preventing substance misuse.
Learn more about Take Back Day and safe disposal at ralinh.org.
The Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative (RALI) of New Hampshire supports programs that help 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 the state.
New Hampshire Senator Chuck Morse encourages Granite Staters to do their part to fight the opioid epidemic with safe disposal.