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RALI Ohio distributes nearly 40,000 medication disposal pouches


Since launching in 2018, nearly 600 Ohio-based organizations, including Goodwill Easterseals Miami Valley, received more than 118,000 safe drug disposal kits, at no cost, from the Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative (RALI) of Ohio.

During 2021, Ohioans received nearly 40,000 pouches to safely dispose of their unused, unwanted, or expired prescription medications.

“Our organization is a proud partner with RALI Ohio and we have distributed thousands of safe drug disposal kits in the Miami Valley region,” said Dawn Cooksey, Director of Behavioral Health for Goodwill Easterseals Miami Valley. “As a resource, we are committed to the health and well-being of the communities we serve, particularly in relation to preventing prescription drug misuse. Secure storage of medicines currently in use and disposing of unwanted or outdated medicines will help reduce opportunities for substance misuse. The safe drug disposal kits are a useful tool in our efforts to reduce overdose deaths and addiction.”