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Welcome to the Stand Up Newfound 
Drug-Free Community Awareness Coalition website.
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~April 27th Around NH ~ 
https://takebackday.dea.gov/ (search your area for locations and to visit maps)
There are many police stations in the local area that have drop boxes to use anytime!
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Mission Statement - Working together as community to eliminate substance misuse by providing information for and through awareness, prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery. 

We are a group of community citizens working together to share information, engage in discussion, and proactively seek to eliminate substance misuse as we engage our community through education and outreach. We are looking for your input on this vital topic… please consider joining us!

Please use the resources here to learn more and become more aware of the effect of substance misuse and abuse on our community. 
Awareness and education are the best way to prevent and intervene before substance misuse and abuse becomes an overwhelming problem. 
All of us have a role in our community to stay productive and healthy everyday... for today and for all future generations. 
We Need Everyone to be effective!
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*Next Stand Up Newfound Meeting*
on May 7th @ Minot-Sleeper Library @ 6:30pm
If you have a topic that you would like us to cover, please let us know. 
Thanks everyone, we look forward to seeing you.
All are welcome.
Come and join our group and discuss how to help out our community.
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Out on DVD on March 5th 2019
Film about the effects of the opioid crisis and addiction on families lives.

Ben is Back

19 year-old Ben Burns (Lucas Hedges) unexpectedly returns home to his family's suburban home on Christmas Eve morning. Ben's mother, Holly (Julia Roberts), is relieved and welcoming but wary of her son staying clean. Over a turbulent 24 hours, new truths are revealed, and a mother's undying love for her son is tested as she does everything in her power to keep him safe. The movie contains glimpses into real situations addiction can bring.
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State of New Hampshire has created new 
Recovery Hub with Resources Website!

FAST FACT:
More than 4 in 10 teens who have misused a prescription drug obtained it from their parent's medicine cabinet. 
~"Partnership for Drug-Free Kids"~
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Are your kids JUULing?

You may be asking what is JUULing. A JUUL is a new form of vaping/e-cigarette that is becoming popular among teenagers. It can be hidden in plain sight because it looks much like a USB flash drive and charges by USB too. It is easily hidden in your hand. One Juul pod is equivalent to a pack of cigarettes.
1 JUUL POD = 1 Pack Cigarettes
Read/see more about it in this Washington DC news special. (Click link)... and yes, our kids are talking about it and witnessing it.

Laconia Daily Sun - September 26th 2018 Edition
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Connor's Story
Connor died from an overdose of K2/Spice unknowingly. It only takes one time. Read his story in the LA Times article, http://www.latimes.com/local/orangecounty/la-me-adv-the-vigil-20140810-story.html

Connor Reid Eckhardt - funeral video

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DEA Issues Nationwide Warning on Carfentanil
Posted on September 22, 2016
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has issued a nationwide warning to the public, law enforcement and first responders about human use of the potent animal opioid sedative carfentanil, one of the strongest opioids available. Carfentanil, a fentanyl analog with a potency approximately 100 times that of fentanyl, has been linked to a significant number of overdose deaths nationwide. It is used as a sedative or in general anesthesia for large animals, including elephants, but is not approved for use in humans. https://www.dea.gov/divisions/hq/2016/hq092216.shtml
In August 2016, NIDA posted carfentanil warnings by authorities in Ohio and Florida. As with many fentanyl analogs, it is likely that carfentanil is being added to mixtures of heroin and other street drugs, but it is not known how often carfentanil is being added to or substituted for other opioids in street drugs, underscoring its danger. 
One dose is very likely to kill you. 
Please don't risk it!
(Below is a comparison to the opioid drugs that are lethal doses.)

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Great News!!
New! Permanent Prescription Drug Drop Box Location: 
Bristol Police Department
In the ongoing effort to reduce access and availability of prescription drugs in a safe and environmentally friendly manner, we are pleased to announce the installment of an anonymous permanent drop box location in our community. With the leadership of  the Bristol Police Department, the drop-off box is now available for local citizens to safely dispose of their expired or unwanted prescription drugs. On behalf of Stand Up Newfound, the Bristol Police Department, CADY and The Public Health Network of Central NH, we would like to invite you to join us in announcing the opening of this valuable resource in reducing substance misuse in the our community. The drop off box has been approved, installed and is ready for operation. Our goal is to use this opportunity to educate our community in the need to decrease the supply of unused prescription medications, and reduce the risk of substance misuse in a simple but significant way. Visit our 'Lock It Up' page for more information.


Remember... All people addicted to drugs or alcohol are in recovery as long as they continue to battle their addiction everyday! 
Recovery is a life-long journey!





Please check out the documents below
 to learn more about the community coalition as we need your help and input to get established and learn more about the resources available in our community.
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