NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS

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ADVOCACY 
REQUESTED

regarding Medicare



Upcoming Events/Outreaches



See details
of upcoming NAMI
meetings and courses by clicking links below:




Upcoming Courses:


NAMI
Family-to-Family
free 6 week course starts Sat., Jan. 5
in Newburgh
Call now to register for NAMI F2F (since class size is limited)
Click link for details




On-going Meetings:

NAMI Connection
a peer-led support group for adults living with a
mental illness.
PLEASE NOTE: these meetings are on a temporary hold. We will post here when the weekly meetings will resume after the holidays.



NAMI Education Mtg.
There are no Education Meetings in Dec., Jan., or Feb.


Mon., Dec. 17
7 p.m.
NAMI Family Support Group
ORMC, Middletown


no fee
no registration


Thurs., Dec. 20
7 p.m.
MHA Family & Friends Together


Wed., Dec. 26
6:30 p.m.
MHA Family & Friends Plus
Social Group

Please RSVP
Peggy 342-2400
Ext. 1238


Thurs., Jan. 3
7 p.m.
NAMI Family Support Group
(Goshen)


no fee
no registration

 


Tues., February 12,
9 am-3 pm
NAMI-NYS Legislative Action Day





 NAMI Presentations:

  -Ending the Silence

-In Our Own Voice

arranged by request

*Click on above
 links for details

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

Drug Take Back Act Signed into Law


Pharmacies will soon be required to provide either a box where you can drop off unused medications or an envelope that you can use to mail back the medication to a disposal facility. This service will be free of charge to the consumer and will be paid for entirely by the pharmaceutical companies.

For more information on existing drug take-back programs and a map of locations across the state, please click here. Insert your zip code to be able to read the map more easily.

For general information regarding safe medication disposal for households, click here.

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.

       Orange Regional Medical Center

ORMC is partnering with NeighborRx Pharmacy to accept expired, unwanted or unused drugs during pharmacy hours:
M-F from 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sundays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

There is a secure medication disposal receptacle located inside the NeighborRx Pharmacy in ORMC's Outpatient building at 707 East Main Street, Middletown.

Acceptable items: prescriptions (schedule II-V) controlled and non-controlled substances), prescription ointments, vitamins, prescription patches, pet medications, and over-the-counter medications.

Non-acceptible items: needles, inhalers, aerosal cans, thermometers, lotions, liquids and hydrogen peroxide. Liquid medications and syringes will also not be accepted.

For more information, call 333-7250.

                               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 locations)


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