*Stand Up Newfound!

Visit us at anytime at www.standupnewfound.org

Welcome to the Stand Up Newfound 
Anti-Drug Coalition website.
Please use the resources here to learn more and become more aware of the effect of substance misuse and abuse on our community. 
Awareness education is 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 keep it productive and healthy everyday...for today and for all future generations. 
We Need Your Voice to be effective!!

*Next S.U.N. Meeting*
4pm March 13th at TTCC
Please join us on the second Tuesday of each month. 
All are welcome.
Come and join the group and discuss our cause.

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"~

NH is only Carfentanil exposed New England state so far!
This alert was posted in September ... we are now seeing cases in New Hampshire. These are real warnings. It is our responsibility to educate our youth, and our community of the danger. 
 No excuses, no drama ... just the facts. 
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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.)

WMUR State of Addiction: Student Solutions
Manchester, NH students talk about their ideas to fix the drug addiction epidemic in our state.

Part 1 of 3

Part 2 of 3

Part 3 of 3

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.

EXCITING NEWS! Recovery Services Bring HOPE! 
Please Share!!! We would like to get the input of the Newfound Community on implementing a Recovery Resource Center! There is one in Manchester named Hope for New Hampshire. Check out their website at www.hopefornhrecovery.org

There you can see some basic information on what they currently provide. The objective of their RRC(recovery resource center) is increasing the prevalence and quality of long-term recovery from alcohol and drug abuse. Their goals are for the NH recovery community to become a powerful voice in the substance abuse disorder conversation. The RRC provides: Recovery Support Services, including telephone support, Recovery Coaching, and Community Recovery Center Support. This empowers members by providing resources training and skills development!
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!

A Recovery Community Organization (RCO) is the heart and soul of the Recovery Movement, They demonstrate leadership in towns, cities, and states on the national landscape. This Recovery Resource Center would be the heart of recovering addicts in and around our area! If you think we should try to add a center like this, please voice your opinion by emailing JRitchie.SmartRecovery@gmail.com or you can call (603)630-3915! I am working on setting up a meeting with the Selectmen of the town, and I will also be trying to hold a Newfound Area Meeting for all community members to attend and learn what this center can do for the growing epidemic! Please voice your concerns and your opinions so we can hear what you have to say!
Thank you
Jessica Sherkanowski
Smart Recovery/ Recovery Support Services

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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