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“Red Ribbon Week” is an initiative of the National Family Partnership, designed to maximize the resources of youth, parent, and community organizations taking a VISIBLE STAND against drugs.

Bridging the Gaps, Rochester’s Substance Misuse Prevention Coalition, is at the forefront of coordinating Visible Community Initiatives throughout the week:

The Rochester Police Department will be wearing Red Ribbon pins and have magnetized Red Ribbons on all patrol cars as a show of support.

Both Rochester Middle School (RMS) and Spaulding High School (SHS) will have week-long Red Ribbon Prevention Awareness activities, including lunchtime banner signings and trivia contests (students take a Pledge to be drug- free), prevention-themed Dress-Up days (like hat day “Put a Cap on Drugs” and pajama day “Dreaming of a Drug-Free Community"). The school week culminates in both school populations gathering, along with faculty and support staff, all wearing Red, for an aerial school photograph, taken with the assistance of the Rochester Fire Department and photographers from local media partners.

ZOMBIES - "Don't Do Drugs!"... Friday evening, October 27th, will find RMS Youth-2-Youth participants marching in the Zombie Parade! Members worked with their advisers to design prevention-themed Zombie shirts. Volunteers will be helping the students with costume and makeup at the Rochester Police Department prior to that event.

ALSO… Saturday, October 28th is National Drug Take Back Day! Rochester Police Department will have a drive-through collection site set up at 23 Wakefield Street, so community members can just roll down their window and hand in any expired or unused prescriptions of any sort. The majority of teenagers abusing prescription drugs initially get them from their own family’s medicine cabinets! Removing the temptation is the best way to help ensure the safety your family and friends in the community. Please SHARE this event widely!
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Drive By the Rochester Police Station on SATURDAY, October 28th and drop off your unused presriptions for SAFE DISPOSAL. 10-2PM. It's QUICK- No need to even get out of your car!!! FMI call 603-330-7127. This is part of a NATIONAL Event... for other Drop Off locations throughout the region, visit apps.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/NTBI/NTBI-PUB.pub;jsessionid=50B82B3A57F8FC23FCF170CE774553F8?_flowEx... ...

Rochester NH: Drug Take-Back Day

October 28, 2017, 10:00am - October 28, 2017, 2:00pm

Drive By the Rochester Police Station on SATURDAY, October 28th and drop off your unused presriptions for SAFE DISPOSAL. 10-2PM. It's QUICK- No need to even get out of your car!!! FMI call 603-330-7127. This is part of a NATIONAL Event... for other Drop Off locations throughout the region, visit apps.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/NTBI/NTBI-PUB.pub;jsessionid=50B82B3A57F8FC23FCF170CE774553F8?_flowEx...

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Bridging the Gaps updated their cover photo. ...

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