Continues to Convene Community Leaders and Educate Granite Staters Statewide
Contact: Brennan Ward, RALI New Hampshire firstname.lastname@example.org
August 25, 2021
Concord, New Hampshire – The Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative of New Hampshire (RALI NH), a statewide coalition of community organizations on the front lines of fighting the opioid epidemic, highlighted its third-year of operations in the Granite State. During this period, organizations have worked together to fund critical opioid addiction recovery services, share best practices for opioid addiction prevention, treatment, and recovery; and distribute 176,000 medicine disposal pouches and information about the safe disposal of unneeded prescription drugs.
“I have been pleased to work with RALI NH in the fight against opioid addiction,” said Senator Donna Soucy (D- Manchester). “Their participation in Prescription Drug Take Back Days; the RALI CARES Educational Trailer tour educating parents about the signs of drug abuse; and their many online forums and community events have all contributed greatly to the fight against opioid misuse.”
RALI NH accomplishments during their first three years include:
Recognition by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency as the “2019 Prevention Coalition Leader: Statewide”
Gathering state leaders, community partners and elected officials together to promote awareness around safe medicine disposal practices.
Distributing more than 176,600 safe drug disposal pouches across the state in partnership with major statewide educational efforts.
Launching the national RALI CARES Educational Trailer tour in partnership with CODE 3 to educate parents on the early warning signs of substance misuse.
Collaborated with New Hampshire’s professional sports teams to bring attention to safe disposal.
Highlighting the importance of National Drug Take Back Day.
Engaging with the state’s first responder community to raise awareness of prevention strategies for substance misuse.
Providing COVID-19 related resources to those in treatment for addiction or in recovery.
“RALI NH has done great work in Littleton and throughout the North Country to raise awareness and help educate the community about preventing opioid addiction and the resources available to fight addiction,” said State Senator Erin Hennessey (R-Littleton). “I look forward to continuing to work with RALI NH on combatting opioid addiction.”
About RALI NH
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.