United Labor Agency of Nevada Takes Action to Prioritize Community Health by Promoting Safe Medicine Storage and Disposal Practices
ULAN Network to Distribute 800 Medicine Disposal Bags Across Las Vegas Community
LAS VEGAS – In partnership with the Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative (RALI) of Nevada, the United Labor Agency of Nevada (ULAN) is in the process of distributing 800 medicine disposal bags through programs and activities with community members. Through its assistance programs and services, ULAN provides basic needs and support for community members and their families experiencing hardship. While individuals and families across the state have been working hard to stay safe from COVID-19, the opioid epidemic has remained a concern for those struggling with addiction or managing recovery. News reports and public health data show significant increases in substance misuse during to COVID-19 because of considerable quality of life changes, increased stress and other challenges during the pandemic.
It is important to understand that we can all play a role in preventing substance misuse and it starts with how to properly store and dispose of prescriptions. Always making sure medicines are securely stored and out of the reach of children and finding time to go through medicine cabinets to safely dispose of unused or expired medications can make a difference or even save a life.
“We are proud of our partnership with Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative of Nevada and appreciate their donation of the safe, at-home drug disposal pouches to our initiatives in support of promoting the overall health and well-being of Nevada families,” said Maggie Carlton, ULAN Executive Director. “We are proud that these efforts are able to reach so many.”
You can find more information about at-home disposal options and take back locations across the state to keep your community safe by visiting https://www.ralinv.org/.
The United Labor Agency of Nevada (ULAN) works to improve the quality of life for workers and their families and the community at large by providing direct services and access to services to meet their immediate needs and to engage and empower members of organized labor to improve the community as a more responsive place to live, work, raise a family and to retire.
The Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative (RALI) of Nevada is an organization of leaders from across the state working to combat prescription opioid abuse and ensure communities have access to effective resources to fight addiction.