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AMCC Provides Middlesex Co Residents an Opportunity to Safely Dispose of their Unneeded Rx

AMCC Provides Middlesex Co Residents an Opportunity to Safely Dispose of their Unneeded Rx
Middlesex County residents will have more opportunities to safeguard their homes from prescription drug abuse at a permanent American Medicine Chest Challenge (AMCC) disposal box. With the support and collaboration of Actavis, NCADD of Middlesex County, Piscataway Township Municipal Alliance Substance Abuse Task Force and New Jersey Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) – the parent organization of the American Medicine Chest Challenge, recently awarded the Piscataway Police Department with a permanent collection box for the disposal of unused, unwanted, and expired medicine, the 79th permanent collection in the state of New Jersey. The box will be located at the Piscataway Police Department at 555 Sidney Road, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854. According to AMCC Chief Executive Officer and PDFNJ Angelo M. Valente, "the goal of this community based public health initiative is to inform families of the importance of disposing excess medicines...
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National Medicine Take Back Returns to Middlesex County September 27th!

National Medicine Take Back Returns to  Middlesex County September 27th!
Middlesex County municipalities, Sheriff's Department, and Rutgers University will again participate in event designed to dispose of unused medication On Saturday September 27th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Middlesex County municipalities along with Rutgers University will provide another opportunity to prevent prescription and over-the-counter drug abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted drugs. County residents are urged to clean out their medicine cabinets and bring their medications for disposal to sites available in their own municipality. A link to locate a collection site near you is now posted on the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) website at http://www.dea.gov. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Each day in the U.S., nearly 7,000 people abuse or misuse a prescription drug for the first time, while approximately 2,500 of them are youth between the ages of 12 and 17. Prescription medication abuse continues to...
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Coalition Implements 911/Good Samaritan Campaign Throughout County

Coalition Implements 911/Good Samaritan Campaign Throughout County
911/Good Samaritan laws are life-saving measures that enable people to make responsible decisions by shielding them from punishment when they call for medical help during an emergency relating to alcohol or other drugs overdose. Since the threat of punitive policies can often cause hesitation during confusing and stressful party situations, the existence of a 911/Good Samaritan Policy is essential to ensuring that people are able to stay alive and receive help when they are in trouble. Looking for treatment referrals, click here to access NCADD's Information & Referral portal. The Middlesex County Coalition for Healthy Communities (CHC) recently launched a new campaign designed to raise awareness among Middlesex County's youth about a potentially life-saving issue. The 911/Good Samaritan laws in New Jersey encourages young people to call 911 for help, if they are witness to an alcohol or drug overdose situation. These laws indicate that young people are exempt from prosecution...
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