Prevention

Proper Safeguarding of Medications

In order to reduce the supply of easily accessible prescription opioids, we educate the community about the importance of safeguarding and properly disposing unused medications. The majority of teens and young adults who misuse prescription opioids access them via friends or family.

Realtors

Real estate open houses and showings present a prime opportunity for accessing unsecured drugs. Our outreach to realtors includes providing information flyers, free Deterra® Bags that safely disintegrate unwanted meds in the home, and lock boxes for their clients during open houses.

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Community in Crisis | Realtor Trifold

Senior Facilities

Presentations to seniors in residential facilities stressed the need to protect their medications and to dispose of them responsibly. Deterra® Bags, provided via a grant from Mallinckrodt Inc, were distributed to residents.

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Community in Crisis | Prevention - Proper Safeguarding of Medications - Senior Facilities

VNA Hospice

Free Deterra® bags were also provided to The Visiting Nurses Association to dispose of medications in hospice situations.

Community in Crisis | Prevention | Safeguarding Medications - VNA Hospice

Drug Take Back Days

Semi-annual drive-through drug collections days are held with hundreds of pounds collected. A permanent drug drop box is also located year-round in the lobby of the Bernards Township Police Station, with other locations throughout the state.

Community in Crisis | Prevention - Clean Them Out Now
Community in Crisis | Miller Malay Drug Drop-off
Public Awareness and Education
School-Based Initiatives