Lenoir County Council on Aging Receives 400 Safe Drug Disposal Kits to Combat North Carolina’s Opioid Epidemic
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kinston, NC – The Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative (RALI) is working to address the misuse of prescription medicines, so that we can end the opioid crisis in North Carolina, and across the country. RALI brings together community organizations and leaders who are committed to finding effective solutions to end substance misuse.
Opioids are taking the lives of too many North Carolinians. As the state continues to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, substance misuse prevention efforts are critical. That’s why RALI is working with local organizations like the Lenoir County Council on Aging and Senator Jim Perry to provide critical tools to fight prescription drug misuse in local communities.
“Taking the time to safely dispose of unused or expired medications can save lives,” said Senator Jim Perry. “The need for at-home safe disposal options has only been heightened, but these resources will help North Carolina combat the opioid crisis that continues to affect our communities.”
“The opioid crisis has devastated communities and families across the Tar Heel state, which is why we are excited to partner with RALI and distribute 400 safe drug disposal bags across North Carolina” said Betsy Griffin, Executive Director of the Lenoir County Council on Aging.
To learn more about RALI, safe disposal, and more visit www.raliusa.org.
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.