Entries by Angie Leduc

Laconia, NH Naloxone Event a Success

Partnership for Public Health hosted their first Naloxone Distribution event in Laconia, NH on January 11, 2016.  This event provided an opportunity for community members to learn about Naloxone and how to properly administer the drug in the event of an overdose.  It was well attended by over 50 community members and approximately 45 kits […]

Treatment options for opioid addiction

The increased prescribing of prescription opioids is believed to be linked to the current surge in opioid addiction.  There are known signs and symptoms of addiction as well as treatment options available available.  Treatment options include inpatient or residential programs, medication assisted treatment, and detox variations. Those suffering from addiction a well as their family […]

New Hampshire working through complexities of new naloxone distribution law

Advocates celebrated the recent naloxone (Narcan) distribution law passed in New Hampshire, but the implementation proves to be more complicated.  Naloxone is well known as a lifesaving drug for individuals suffering from an opioid overdose.  The state recently passed a law making it possible for family members of individuals with opioid addiction to receive a […]

Alex: A Story of Recovery

Alex: A Story of Recovery View the YouTube video produced by Check The Stats NH, a campaign by the Partnership for a Drug Free New Hampshire to increase awareness of drug and alcohol use by New Hampshires’ children.

Tips for Talking to your Child About Medications

Whether you’re a parent, relative or mentor to a child, there are going to be times when you need help discussing issues both big and small about drugs and alcohol. That’s why we think you will find this Parent Talk Kit helpful. With ideas on how to start talking, scripts on what to say, and […]

What Type of Medications Can I Drop Off

What medications can and can’t be disposed of in drop-boxes? Here is a short list of items you can and cannot drop in our Medication Drop Boxes. Visit our Safe Disposal page for more information. YOU CAN DROP: Prescription and over the counter pills Prescription patches Prescription ointments Over-the-counter pills Vitamins Pet medication pills YOU […]

Information for Caregivers and the Elderly

Medications play an expanding role in health care as we grow older. People are more likely to develop one or more chronic illnesses with advancing age, and appropriate medication can help seniors live longer and more active lives. However, medication use in older adults is also more likely to be associated with safety concerns. In […]