Kenan Thomas is a high school student and dedicated Girl Scout. She is also a huge proponent of safe drug disposal.
The Commonwealth is coming together to address prescription drug misuse and abuse.
The Safe Homes Coalition is proud to join with the Greater Boston Association of Realtors®, a division of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board as our Community Partner, Learn to Cope as our Education Partner, and Millennium Health as our Founding Partner to bring together an incredibly powerful coalition of stakeholders toward the singular mission of reducing overdose death associated with the misuse and abuse of prescription medications in Greater Boston and throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
With one of the highest rates of narcotic abuse and a significant portion of drug overdoses related to prescription drugs, Massachusetts has a particular need for a multi-faceted approach to this complex crisis. This is why public safety and elected officials, the medical and dental community, recovery advocates, athletes, and so many others are coming together in this Keep Kids Safe Program to encourage you to make your house a safe home through safe use, safe storage, and safe disposal of prescription medications.
Be a part of the solution. Support the Safe Homes Coalition Keep Kids Safe Program by asking a coalition member for a re-sealable plastic bag in which to place your medications, and see below to find a list of drop-box locations to take those medications once they are no longer needed.
The Safe Homes Coalition Keep Kids Safe Program launched in Greater Boston/Massachusetts on September 30, 2015. This full length PSA provides information useful to individuals with prescription medications in their home – to keep them safe and secure, and to dispose of them properly when no longer needed.
These leaders speak on the complex issue of addiction, medication misuse and abuse, and why you and the Safe Homes Coalition are an important partner for change.
Please let us know if you are hosting an event and want SHC to attend.
Wednesday, September 30 at 10:00am
State House, Grand Staircase, Boston
Safe Homes Coalition will officially launch the Greater Boston program.
Tuesday, October 6
Weymouth Police Station, 140 Winter St, Weymouth
Safe Homes Coalition will join elected officials, law enforcement, and area stakeholders to launch the South Shore program.
The Parent Talk Kit
Tips for Talking and What to Say to Prevent Drug and Alcohol Abuse provides guidance on starting a conversation, what to say and how to answer tough questions.
Resources for those who may want to initiate a discussion, including healthcare workers, educators and communities and law enforcement.
Parents and Grandparents
Resources on how to prevent drug and alcohol abuse, over-the-counter medicines and more.