Substance Abuse Prevention

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Falmouth Collected 537 pounds of Unwanted Drugs

Last Saturday, April 29, was Drug Take Back Day and seven large boxes of unwanted prescription drugs were collected. Combined with the unwanted drugs from our drug disposal box it was a total of 20 large boxes or 537 pounds.

Falmouth’s Drug Take Back Day was a cooperative partnership with Gosnold, The Prevention Partnership, the Falmouth Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

Old or unused prescription medications can still be disposed of 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the lobby of the Falmouth Police Department, 750 Main Street. Look for the big green disposal box. That’s all there is to it, thank you for helping keep our kids and our water supply safe!

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

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.