Town of Wilmington
Wilmington Substance Abuse Coalition
Opioid addiction is a disease and we can help save victims of an overdose.
Come get trained in OVERDOSE PROTECTION!
April 15th 6-7:30 p.m. center room, Wilmington Town Hall
NARCAN SAVES LIVES
Nasal Narcan is free and will be available after a short training session from representatives of the Narcan Pilot Program Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Opioid Overdose is one of the leading causes of deaths in Massachusetts. Some examples of opioids
include Heroin, Oxycodone, Methadone, Fentanyl, Codeine, & Morphine. In order to save lives, the
Department of Public Health is conducting a pilot project to distribute a medication called nasal
naloxone that can reverse an opioid overdose.
Nasal Naloxone (also known as Narcan®)
In an overdose, opioids can slow breathing to the point of death. Nasal naloxone blocks the opioids
and restores normal breathing when sprayed into the nose of someone who has overdosed. It is
safe, easy to administer, and has no potential for abuse.
Drug Take Back Day
Spring cleaning time is upon us and the Board of Health would like to remind residents that unneeded or expired medications should not be flushed down the toilet.
The public may anonymously surrender expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications for destruction.
Saturday, April 26, 2014
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Public Safety Building
1 Adelaide Street
Flu vaccine is still available!
Please contact the Board of Health for appointments.
Emergencies can happen at any time. Take a few simple steps now to prepare yourself, your family and your community.
Information on Our Mosquito and Tick Program
Mass2-1-1 New Information and Referral Resource for Families and Children Requiring Assistance
Mass 2-1-1 is a new information and referral service for children, youth and families offered by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services. EOHHS has contracted with MASS 2-1-1 Inc. to provide enhanced information and referral services to families and children who are dealing with these challenging issues.
This program supports all families, including families who are involved with Chapter 240 of the Acts of 2012, also known "Families and Children Engaged in Services" legislation. The legislation, which became effective in November of 2012, provides services for children who are runaways or truants, or children who are having serious problems at home and in school; the law also helps children who are victims of commercial sexual exploitation.
Families can dial 211 from any phone and be connected to a trained information and referral specialist, anytime of the day or night.~
Special thanks to the Community Health Network Alliance!!
The CHNA 15 grant committee kindly provided grant funds for 6 Salem State University nursing students and their clinical instructor to attend the Massachusetts Public Health Nursing Conference in Woburn on April 25th. Some of the guest speakers included the Medical Director for the Bureau of Infectious Disease of the MDPH, Dr. DeMaria, Associate Director of Healthcare Emergency Management from the Boston University School of Medicine, J.J. Burke and Loretta laRoche. Kitty Mahoney the MAPHN President for the past 4 years was passing the gavel to the new president Mary Mckenzie.
Featured in the photo is the past MAPHN President, Kitty Mahoney RN, Clinical Instructor, Traci Mello RN, nursing students, Maria Lopez, Christina Aloisi, Monica Bento, Tania Gelsomini, Reynald Horat and Andrew Yau.
We are no longer accepting Needles or Sharps Containers at the Board of Health.
You can drop off sharps containers and expired/unused medications at
The Public Safety Building
1 Adelaide St
There is no charge and no questions will be asked.
What is collected?
· Prescription Medicines
· Over the counter medicines
· Pet medications
· Sample medications
· Pills, capsules, ointments, and/or patches
· Needles (Must be in an approved Sharps container including new and unused needles)
*NO Epi-pens will be accepted
Bring in the medicine in the original container (blackout your name and the prescription number)
OR bring in the medicine in a clear plastic recloseable bag
What is NOT collected?
• Bloody or infectious waste
• Medication from businesses or clinics
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Information on Our Mosquito and Tick Program
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