NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS

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ADVOCACY


Upcoming Events/Outreaches


See details
of upcoming NAMI
meetings by clicking links below:


 
NAMI Connection
a peer-led support group for adults living with a mental illness held
every Friday

6-7:30 p.m.



Thurs., Oct. 19
MHA Family & Friends Together
Support Group

7 p.m.



Wed., Oct. 25
MHA Family & Friends Plus
Social Group

6:30-8:30 p.m.
Please RSVP


Thurs., Nov. 2
7 p.m.
NAMI Family Support Group
(Goshen)

no fee
no registration



Nov. 10-12, 2017
NAMI-NYS 2017 Education Conference



Mon., Nov. 13
NAMI Orange Education Mtg.
6:30-8:30 p.m.

RSVP Requested


NAMI Basics
free 6 week course
Call Dhanu 294-2749
to register now for NAMI Basics in the Spring (since class size is limited)


NAMI
Family-to-Family

free 12 week course
Call Dhanu 294-2749
to register now for NAMI F2F in the Spring (since class size is limited)


 Local Drug Drop-Offs
(not all-inclusive: Call your local police department
to inquire if they participate)

Town of Crawford
The Crawford Police Department has joined a growing list of Orange County agencies that offer a prescription drug drop box. There will be a drop box installed at the front entrance to the Town Hall, 121 Route 302, Pine Bush where residents can access during town hall hours. But residents can also drop off medications 24/7 at the police department in the back of the town hall.

Middletown

A medication disposal box has been installed in the lobby of the Middletown Police Department at
2 James Street, Middletown. Anyone may leave unneeded or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications there 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In other words, you do not have to be a city resident.

The FDA advises against flushing meds down the toilet and, of course, medications should never be thrown into the trash.

Police Lt. John Ewanciw said eight out of ten heroin users first abused prescription pain killers they took from friends or family members.

Always remove unused or expired medications from your household and dispose of them in an appropriate manner so that they will not have the potential to harm someone.

                     City of Newburgh
A medication disposal box has been installed in the lobby of the City of Newburgh's Police Department Headquarters at 55 Broadway.  The box is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year.

New Windsor

Times Herald Record-June 06, 2016

A drug collection drop box has been installed in the lobby of the New Windsor Police Department at 55 Union Avenue.

The box, which functions much like a post office mail deposit box, will allow members of the community to safely dispose of unwanted medications, including controlled substances.

It is completely anonymous, no questions asked, and the box is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year.

Anyone with questions can contact the New Windsor Police Department Community Policing Unit at 845-563-4637.

                               Port Jervis

A drug collection box has been installed at the Port Jervis Police Department at 20 Hammond Street. It is available 24/7. 

Town of Wallkill (2)


New York State Police located at 55 Crystal Run Road, Middletown, NY [tele: 845-856-6500] have a collection box in their building entrance which is accessible 24/7 where anyone can throw expired or no longer used medications as long as the pills are in some form of container (even in securely zip-locked or tied plastic bags). If pills are in their original prescription bottles, you may wish to remove the labels for your privacy.

  Liquid medications and syringes are NOT accepted.

Just speak to the officer at the window and he/she can even provide a container for you. This is a free service. (Some pharmacies participate in a drug drop off, but may charge a fee for the service.

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Town of Wallkill Police Station
99 Tower Drive, Building B

Med Drop-Box operates 24/7 for disposal of excess and expired prescription and over-the-counter meds to reduce the supply of drugs that can potentially harm teens and adults.

Warwick

       Town of Warwick Police Department lobby
                  132 Kings Highway, Warwick

                      24 hours/day, 7 days/week

Acceptable items:
prescriptions, precription patches, prescription medications, prescription ointments, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, sample medications, and medications for pets

Not accepted:
sharps, needles, aerosols, inhalers or liquids