Permanent take-back boxes for prescription drugs to be installed in NH police stations
CANDIA — Granite United Way has partnered with Makin’ It Happen and the Reilly Family to install three new permanent drug take-back boxes in police stations in New Boston, Candia, and Deerfield. These three locations are the first of several permanent locations for these prevention efforts.
Every year, New Hampshire communities host drug take-back days where residents can drop off expired and unused medications. ermanent prescription drug take-back boxes provide a year-round, safe and convenient means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for misuse.
Officials say the permanent prescription drug take-back boxes will provide a year-round, safe and convenient means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for misuse.
“Permanent drop boxes are an important prevention tool for our communities,” Pam Santa Fe, Program Manager at Makin’ it Happen, said. “Makin’ it Happen applauds our police departments for taking those preventative measures to provide another safety resource for our communities.”
In addition to partnering with Makin’ It Happen, Granite United Way said long-time United Way supporters, Joe and Venetia Reilly, made a $100,000 gift dedicated to the opioid crisis and developing prevention efforts throughout the community. A portion of their gift enabled the installation of permanent take back boxes.
“By partnering with Makin’ It Happen and the Reilly Family, we worked with local law enforcement offices and were able to install the first of several permanent locations in the Greater Manchester region,” Patrick Tufts, President and CEO of Granite United Way, said. “Proper drug disposal in these permanent locations will help limit the potential for misuse, particularly among our youth.”
Granite United Way serves the Southern, Merrimack County, North Country, Central, Northern and Upper Valley Regions of New Hampshire and Vermont as well as Windsor County, Vermont. For more information, visit their website here.