The Opioid Prevention Project began after discovering that detoxification solutions for Opioid addicts was not available in Hall County. On November 13, 2018 we hosted the first Opioid Discussion Panel.
Panel members included:
Dr. Kartic Rajput, Todd Bahensky, Kris Greenwalt and Aaron Nunnenkamp.
The 4 panelists shared their experiences, concerns and solutions about opioid addictions. Panel attendees were able to ask questions and express their own experiences as well.
Currently, we are working with Region 3 and Mid Plains Center in hopes to find a solution for Opioid addicts. We anticipate holding several more discussion panels. Please, contact us if you'd like to be involved in this movement!
The Prevention Project received a grant from Amerisource Bergen that provided us with 1,000 packets of drug disposal powder. Packets are available to the public and can be picked up at The Council on Alcoholism and Addictions, Inc.
Dispose Rx packets can be used to dispose of any medications, including liquids.
The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day(s) addressed a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to a recent national survey, 6.4 million Americans abused controlled prescription drugs. The study showed that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.
The Prevention Project, Nebraska State Patrol, Central Nebraska Council on Alcoholism and Addictions, and St. Francis CHI hosted two drug take back events in 2018. A total of 607.5 pounds of medications were collected along with a small amount of used sharps.