The Vineland Municipal Alliance Committee was created to organize and coordinate efforts involving schools, law enforcement, business groups, and other community organizations for the purpose of reducing alcohol and drug abuse within the community. The primary functions of the Committee are to:
- To create a network of community leaders, private citizens, and representatives from appropriate public and private human service agencies to coordinate the Alliance activities.
- To conduct a community assessment to determine the needs in relation to alcohol and drug abuse issues.
- To identify existing efforts and services within the community in order to coordinate projects, and avoid duplication and fragmentation.
If you are interested in being part of the Vineland Municipal Alliance effort, please call 856-794-4131 for more information. New members are always welcomed.
Click here for the 2022 – 2023 Quarterly Meeting Schedule
DISPOSAL OF UNUSED MEDICATIONS - WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
DETERRA DRUG DEACTIVATION SYSTEM
Deterra is a drug deactivation product that can be used for easy and environmentally friendly disposal of prescription drugs. It uses a molecular absorption technology to neutralize active chemicals in prescription drugs when water is added. By partnering with Inspira Health Network along with community agencies, home care and hospice workers, funeral homes, realtors and others, our goal is to reduce the amount of old or unused prescription drugs in homes and stop addiction before it begins.
If you are a community agency and would like to request a supply of Deterra pouches please follow the link to Inspira Health Network’s request form.
If you would like Deterra pouches for you and your family, pouches can be picked up at the Vineland Health Department, 640 E. Wood Street, Vineland, NJ. during normal business hours.
For more information on the Deterra Drug Deactivation website log on to their website.
OTHER METHODS TO DISPOSE OF PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS PROPERLY IN YOUR HOME
Medicines play an important role in treating many conditions and diseases and when they are no longer needed it is important to dispose of them properly to help reduce harm from accidental exposure or intentional misuse.
DROP BOX LOCATIONS
In an effort to stop the abuse of prescription drugs, NJ consumers are able to bring expired and/or unwanted medications to local police department headquarters who are participating in New Jersey’s Project Medicine Drop (NJPMD). Individuals from anywhere in New Jersey can visit the boxes seven days a week, to drop off unneeded and expired medications – and keep them away from those at risk of abusing them.
- Mix medicines (do not crush tablets or capsules) with an unpalatable substance such as dirt, kitty litter, or used coffee grounds;
- Place the mixture in a container such as a sealed plastic bag
- Throw the container in your household trash;
- Scratch out all personal information on the prescription label of your empty pill bottle or empty medicine packaging to make it unreadable, then dispose of the container