Substance Abuse Prevention

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Falmouth Police Station Will Serve As A Collection Site For National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, Saturday, April 29, 2017 — 10a.m. to 2:00p.m.

Gosnold, The Prevention Partnership, the Falmouth Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) are partnering to sponsor the 13th nationwide Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 29, 2017. Help prevent prescription drug abuse and theft by getting rid of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted medications. Turn in your medication for safe disposal from 10a.m. to 2p.m. at the Falmouth Police Station, 750 Main Street.
Please bring all unused or expired medication into the lobby of the Falmouth Police Station–no paperwork is required, no need to remove labels. All liquid medications must be in sealed bottles.
For more information visit www.dea.gov or call Gosnold’s Prevention Division/The Prevention Partnership at 508-540-2317.

Help us keep prescription drugs out of the hands of our youth and our water supplies! Thank You.

Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention

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Prescription Drug Drop-Off Box

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Now you can drop off all of your old or unused prescription medications
24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the lobby of the
Falmouth Police Department, 750 Main Street, Falmouth, MA

List of of Approved Medications

National Prescription Take Back Initiative (10-22-2016) Post News Release

Partners

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FALMOUTH PREVENTION PARTNERSHIP

Members of the Partnership, representing a wide-range of community involvement, have been working to assess the extent of the substance abuse problem in Falmouth, and develop and implement prevention strategies that are unique to our community.

Programs

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PARENTS WHO HOST, LOSE THE MOST

Don’t be A Party to Teenage Drinking. It’s against the law. (M.G.L. c. 138, s. 34)

A public awareness campaign educating communities and parents about the health and safety risks of serving alcohol at teen parties.

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PROJECT STICKER SHOCK

One of the strategies to support not providing alcohol to minors that the Partnership facilitates is the Sticker Shock Project. The Partnership recruits and collaborates with interested youth and adults to promote the sticker.

Petition for Commitment of Alcoholic or Substance Abuser for Treatment (Sec 35)

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PETITION FOR COMMITMENT OF ALCOHOLIC OR SUBSTANCE ABUSER (SEC 35)

Initiating Court-Ordered Assisted Treatment

A section 35 is a civil commitment of a person that is having alcohol or substance abuse issues. This is how it works. There is a person who is abusing drugs or alcohol. A family member, police officer, guardian or court official petitions the court to “section 35″ the individual, which means to detain and send the abuser to a treatment facility. The court has a doctor talk to the abuser and to give an opinion to the court about the severity of the abuser’s condition. The court rules on whether the person should be detained for treatment.