Keeping New London Healthy
The NLCCC strives to provide information and support to youth and families in the City of New London to keep our community safe and healthy. We encourage healthy decision making through informational brochures, packets, and sessions, which we offer to community members. Our focus is on the effects that alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs have on family, relationships, and education for members, especially youth in New London.
Research shows that early onset of use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs are directly related to the emotional, behavioral, psychological, and physical development of young people. Early use also can contribute to risky behaviors including violence, unprotected sex, and low interest in school, addiction, and death.
For more information or help with these issues, contact:
New London Now Has a Prescription Drug Drop Box
Prescription drugs are fast becoming a drug of choice for minors. Since prescription drugs are in every home with easy access, today’s youth are having “pill parties” and taking drugs that were never meant for their consumption. Old drugs flushed down the toilet will eventually be introduced into our water supply. The best way to dispose of these drugs properly is through this drug drop-off box. When there is a sufficient amount, New London Police Department will send it up to the incinerator to be burned.
When drugs are dropped in the box there are no questions asked. You may simply drop them in the box and leave.
|What: ||New Drug Drop-off Box|
|Where: ||New London Police Department Lobby|
|Who: ||Purchased by the New London Community & Campus Coalition (NLCCC) for the community to
dispose of prescription drugs properly|
|When: ||The Prescription Drug box is ready to use 24-7. No questions asked.|
|Contact: ||Tony Mollica, Community Coordinator|
120 Broad Street
New London, CT 06320