There are currently eight (8) permanent prescription (Rx) drop-off box locations in Hunterdon County and six (6) in Somerset County:
Hunterdon County Rx Box Locations
Somerset County Rx Box Locations
Hunterdon County Justice Center
65 Park Avenue, Flemington
8:30am – 4:30pm, Monday – Friday
(Arrangements can be made with Sheriff’s Office for after-hours pick-up)
Somerset County Sheriff’s Office
County Administration Building (lower level)
20 Grove Street, Somerville
Frenchtown Police Department
27 Second Street, Frenchtown
Bernards Township Police Department
1 Collyer Lane, Basking Ridge
Did you know that one in 5 young adults has abused a prescription drug and that one in 25 youth, ages 12 through 17, has abused cough medicine to get high from its dextromethorphan ingredient?
National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month (NMAAM) is an annual campaign, observed throughout the month of October, to raise the public’s awareness of the dangers of prescription and over-the-counter medicine abuse.
Click here for a list of tools and resources you might find helpful in your efforts to reduce Rx abuse in your community. Read more about October is National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month
Heroin and prescription drug addiction has reached epidemic proportions in New Jersey. As a result, the Mental Health Association in New Jersey has launched a confidential call line dedicated to providing counseling specifically to people and families who are coping with addiction to heroin and prescription painkillers.
The toll free phone number for NJ Connect for Recovery is 855-652-3737.
The helpline provides trained, professional counselors who can help someone who is in personal agony over their use of heroin or prescription painkillers and is starting to look toward seeking treatment. They can also help with treatment referrals. Read more about NJ Connect for Recovery
On May 2, 2013, Governor Christie officially signed into law the Overdose Prevention Act which applies to those who seek medical help for themselves or someone else experiencing a drug overdose. Taking a two-pronged approach to preventing drug overdoses, the law will also provide civil, criminal and professional immunity to health care professionals who prescribe or administer any FDA-approved treatment for drug overdoses. Lay people who administer antidotes in an emergency will also be protected.
No immunity will exist for drug traffickers and protections were removed for people with restraining orders against them and those facing forfeiture of assets.
New Jersey will become the 12th state to provide Good Samaritan protections and the 11th to shield those who administer antidotes. Read more about Overdose Prevention Act (Good Samaritan Law)