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RALI and U.S. Senator Gary Peters Recognize National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Sterling Heights Drug Free Coalition Receives Safe Disposal Resources to Promote Safe Disposal Efforts.


October 22, 2021


Sterling Heights, MI- The Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative (RALI) today announced a donation of 1,000 safe drug disposal kits to the Sterling Heights Drug Free Coalition to support its work in combatting the opioid crisis and efforts around National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.


RALI, an organization dedicated to educating and providing resources to help prevent the misuse of prescription medicines, partnered with the Sterling Heights Drug Free Coalition to bring these important resources to Michigan families and help educate Michiganders about safe disposal methods that will help protect communities across the state.


“Understanding how to safely dispose of medications is an easy step we can all take to help prevent substance misuse from starting,” said U.S Senator Gary Peters. “National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is a great opportunity for all Michiganders to get involved and keep their loved ones safe by cleaning out our medicine cabinets and disposing of unused medications. Thank you to RALI and the Sterling Heights Drug Free Coalition for their work to raise awareness and provide these resources to help keep our communities safe, on Take Back Day and throughout the year.”


“Take Back Day serves as a reminder that we can all do our part to fight substance misuse by safely disposing of our unused prescription medications,” said Sterling Heights Sgt. Aaron Sausalla

of the Sterling Heights Drug Free Coalition. “These safe disposal resources will go a long way to supporting our year-round safe disposal efforts.”


“Community partnerships are as fundamental to combatting the opioid crisis as educational efforts are. That is why we are so pleased to work with groups like RALI and the Sterling Heights Drug Free Coalition on these efforts to share resources on how and why to safely dispose of unused and expired medications,” said General Barrye L. Price, PhD, President and CEO of Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA). “Safe disposal, on Take Back Day and throughout the year, is something we can all do to help prevent substance misuse.”


Learn more about the Sterling Heights Drug Free Coalition here. Learn more about CADCA and about safe disposal and additional ways to address the opioid epidemic at raliusa.org.

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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.