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RALI and U.S. Sen. Gary Peters Announce New Safe Drug Disposal Resources for Sterling Heights

Updated: Dec 7, 2022

December 6, 2022

Sterling Heights, MI – The Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative (RALI) announced today a donation of 600 safe drug disposal pouches to be distributed by the Sterling Heights Drug Free Coalition.

RALI, a nationwide organization dedicated to sharing effective solutions to end the opioid epidemic across the country, donated 1,000 safe disposal pouches last year ahead of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day and is again partnering with the Sterling Heights Drug Free Coalition to promote the safe storage and disposal of prescription drugs in Michigan.

“Raising public awareness on how to safely store- as well as dispose of- unused medications is absolutely critical to preventing future misuse and addiction,” said U.S Senator Gary Peters. “This joint effort provides resources to encourage Michiganders to help keep their loved ones and communities safe and ensure these medications are discarded properly. I applaud RALI and the Sterling Heights Drug Free Coalition for their continued work to fight this epidemic by providing needed resources and support to families across our state.”

“Sterling Heights Drug Free Coalition is proud to partner with RALI to promote safe disposal and help keep our communities free of substance misuse, said Sterling Heights Police Sergeant Aaron Susalla. “The at-home safe disposal resources that RALI provides are critical to our fight against the opioid epidemic. By educating our communities on the ways we can keep our homes safe and prevent substances from getting in the wrong hands, we can help to lower the risk of misuse, addiction, and overdose.”

Learn more about safe disposal and more ways to address the opioid epidemic at


The Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative (RALI) supports programs that help prevent the misuse of prescription medicines so that more lives can be saved from the opioid crisis. We do this by bringing together community leaders and elected officials who are committed to finding effective solutions and sharing ideas that will make a difference across the state.


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