SHC | Greater Boston/Massachusetts Keep Kids Safe Program Set To Launch! – Media Advisory

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 25, 2015

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Safe Homes Coalition to launch program in Greater Boston

 

Partnerships with The Greater Boston Association of REALTORS®, Learn 2 Cope and Millennium Health; plus broad stakeholder coalition

 

BOSTON — Next Wednesday, the Safe Homes Coalition will announce a series of partnerships in Greater Boston, marking the launch of the second location of the San Diego-based nonprofit. These partners have assembled a broad-based coalition of stakeholders towards 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. The Safe Homes Coalition has joined with: The Greater Boston Association of REALTORS®, a division of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board as the Community Partner; Learn 2 Cope as the Education Partner; and Millennium Health as the Founding Partner.

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Safe Homes Coalition targets prescription drug thefts at open houses

SAN DIEGO – Authorities say the abuse of prescription medications has become an epidemic in San Diego County, and on Tuesday morning, District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis announced the formation of the Safe Homes Coalition.

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Drug thieves find new targets at open houses

— Before you turn your home over to your Realtor for an open house, check your medicine cabinet.

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Prescription Drug Thieves Target Open Houses

Home sellers are sure to lock up their jewelry and other valuables before an open house.

But what about prescription drugs?

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San Diego Coalition Hopes To Prevent Prescription Drug Theft At Open Houses

Prescription drug abuse is a growing problem in San Diego and across the country. It is estimated 40 people die every day due to the misuse or abuse of prescription medication.

Now, a San Diego coalition is focusing on safe prescription drug use, storage and disposal. Their first effort is aimed at combating prescription drug theft at open houses.

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Addicts Stealing Prescription Drugs at Open Houses

Addicts have taken to targeting real estate open houses, pilfering through people’s medicine cabinets and night stands looking for prescription drugs, especially painkillers.

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Prescription Drug Addicts Target Open Houses

Prescription drug abusers reportedly are posing as home buyers and using open houses to raid medicine cabinets and night stands in search of drugs.

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Prescription drug users prey on open houses

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego authorities and local real estate agents say prescription drug abusers are preying on open houses and raiding medicine cabinets to feed their addictions.

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Addicts Stealing Prescription Drugs at Open Houses

Addicts have taken to targeting real estate open houses, pilfering through people’s medicine cabinets and night stands looking for prescription drugs, especially painkillers, county officials report.

Read more at metro.com

Safety Alert: Hosting an Open House? Watch Out for Drug Addicts Trying to Steal Your Prescription Drugs

Addicts have taken to targeting real estate open houses, pilfering through people’s medicine cabinets and night stands looking for prescription drugs, especially painkillers.

Read more at timesofsandiego.com