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Throwing out your outdated, unused pharmaceuticals might seem to be routine home cleansing –  and leaving them “for an emergency” or till you run out of house might seem to be no huge deal –  however in actuality, eliminating these drugs can play a key function in combating the substance misuse disaster and will assist save lives.

The substance misuse disaster is ravaging communities in New Hampshire and throughout the nation – and in lots of communities, drug overdose deaths elevated throughout the pandemic. Substance misuse is sophisticated, and there’s no one path to habit. Often although, substance misuse begins with taking a prescription drug – typically ones which have been prescribed, and typically from outdated, unused tablets left in drugs cupboards.

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I’ve heard variations of those tales from households all through New Hampshire. One younger man from Derry, New Hampshire was prescribed an opioid-based painkiller following an out-patient surgical procedure and have become addicted – finally resulting in a heroin habit. 

Senator Hassan speaks to New Hampshire fire fighters about combating substance misuse crisis. (Courtesy Senator Hassan's office.)

Senator Hassan speaks to New Hampshire hearth fighters about combating substance misuse disaster. (Courtesy Senator Hassan’s workplace.)

He had his whole life in entrance of him and regardless of his greatest efforts and the unbelievable help of his group and family members, he’s certainly one of too many Granite Staters whose life was minimize brief because of an overdose. His story is heartbreakingly widespread, and an instance of why we can not cease preventing to finish this disaster.

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on October 23, is one essential effort to assist cut back dangers of substance misuse. This day promotes the correct storage and disposal of expired, unused, or undesirable drugs. Through this effort, we may help forestall the misuse of prescription remedy, and in flip, substance misuse.

Sen. Maggie Hassan speaks to New Hampshire fire fighters about combating substance misuse crisis. (Courtesy Senator Hassan's office.)

Sen. Maggie Hassan speaks to New Hampshire hearth fighters about combating substance misuse disaster. (Courtesy Senator Hassan’s workplace.)

At numerous assortment websites throughout the nation, the general public can anonymously dispose of probably harmful substances freed from cost and with no questions requested. 

You can discover a assortment web site close to you by visiting: https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/

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As Americans take part on this collective motion to assist forestall substance misuse, we should additionally hold supporting prevention, therapy, restoration, and legislation enforcement efforts.