Saturday, April 27 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. RALI Maine is raising awareness of the opportunity for residents to bring their unused prescription medicines to a collection site near them.
The alliance is using social media to encourage Mainers to be a part of the solution to the opioid epidemic in the state. Often people who become addicted to opioids started by misusing prescription medicines. Removing unused or expired medications from the home can help prevent this.
Information about take back locations across the state is available at takebackday.dea.gov.
About RALI Maine
The Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative (RALI) Maine is an alliance of local, state and national organizations committed to addressing the opioid epidemic in the state through support for effective prevention, treatment and recovery programs. RALI Maine partners include:
Addiction Policy Forum
Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America
Easter Seals Maine
Kennebunk Police Department
Maine Pharmacy Association
Maine State Chamber of Commerce
National Association on Mental Illness of Maine
National Black Nurses Association
National Consumers League
National Sheriffs’ Association
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America
Rural Health IT Corporation
Veterans Health Council
Vets Against Drugs
Vietnam Veterans of America