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Brigantine unveils first prescription drop box
From the Press of Atlantic City
Nicole Leonard Staff Writer - May 21, 2018
BRIGANTINE — Local drug prevention advocates and state legislators Monday will install the city's first prescription drop box for unwanted and unused medications.
The drop-off box will be set up at the Brigantine Police Department, 1417 W. Brigantine Ave. Join Together Atlantic County, a substance misuse prevention coalition, bought the box from Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey.
“Prescription drop-off boxes are a safe place for individuals to take old or unused prescription drug medications,” Assemblyman John Armato, D-Atlantic, said in a statement. “I am proud to join with the community today and celebrate the achievement of all involved in this project."
Armato, along with police and other advocates, led efforts to secure a box for the town. More prescription drop-off boxes have been established in surrounding towns to try and decrease instances of opioid drug abuse and addiction to prescription drugs.
More than 65,000 opioid medications have been dispensed to Atlantic County residents since January 1, according to the state Office of the Attorney General, and 71 people have died of drug overdoses so far this year.
Armato recently introduced legislation that would require pharmacists, prescribers and hospice programs to provide information and products to safely dispose of unused prescription drugs when they fill certain medications.
He said disposing unused medications like addictive opioids in drop boxes or other devices can reduce easy access to those medications by someone who is or may become addicted to opioids.
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Brigantine's Drop Box Location is:
Brigantine Police Dept. (inside City Hall)
1417 West Brigantine Ave
Brigantine, New Jersey 08203
Reside outside of Atlantic County and want to locate a drop box? Visit www.americanmedicinechest.com
If you are interested in having a permanent prescription drop box in your local community police department please contact Brian Wilson at Bwilson@atlprev.org or 609-272-0100.
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The First Peer to Peer Recovery Center Opens in Atlantic County, NJ with Patrick J Kennedy as Guest of Honor!
Galloway Township, New Jersey, June 2, 2014 – The Hope All Day Recovery Center announces their grand opening on Monday, June 16th of the first Peer to Peer Recovery Center in Atlantic County and only the third in existence in the entire State of New Jersey. The Honorable Patrick J Kennedy, Former United States Representative and lead sponsor of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 will be the guest of honor and featured speaker.
The former congressman and local resident, Patrick J. Kennedy said, “A peer to peer recovery center like Hope All Day will bring the positive face of recovery to Atlantic County. This center will help people in recovery overcome barriers and change the perception of people working to maintain healthy lives in long term recovery.”
The Hope All Day Recovery Center is unique in that it is staffed and run entirely by volunteers who all are in recovery. The Center will offer peer to peer support where individuals in recovery from alcohol and drugs, their families and supporters gather for fellowship, learning and social events that lead to healthy lifestyles and long term recovery.
“There is no clinical treatment or licensed counselors, just peer to peer support which is proven to be key in sustaining and fostering long term recovery,” President and founder Chris Macomber explained, “There is something missing in the process of recovery here in NJ and we are hoping to bridge that gap. We want to be a resource to provide free support services in a fun safe environment that will nurture physical, emotional and spiritual growth in individuals. We want to be there for people in between meetings and after rehabilitation to continue to encourage all to find hope in the recovery process! ”
The Hope All Day Recovery Center is located off of Tilton Road on 600 S. Odessa Ave in Egg Harbor City, NJ within Galloway Township. The Recovery Center is located in a stand-alone 6,500 square foot building set on a private landscaped property and is open 7 days a week, 9 AM to 5 PM with extended hours for meetings and special events.
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