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What are your kids doing tonight?

Ever wonder how you can make a difference in your community? Tired of reading all the news stories about alcohol and drug related deaths, accidents and overdoses? Do you think we should all be working together to change our community? Then, make a difference!

Monadnock Voices for Prevention (MVP) wants you to join our Leadership Team! Call Polly or Elyse at 603-357-1922 to learn more about how you can help with the fight against drugs!






The misuse of unused, unwanted, and expired prescription medication is a growing concern across the nation. While medications are vital to the health and well-being of many people, many teens and young adults think that using prescription medication that is not prescribed to them is safer than using illicit substances. Prescription medication not prescribed to the user is illegal and can have devastating effects to the user equal street drugs like heroin, cocaine and alcohol.

In the Monadnock Region, 18% or approximately 500 of our teens are abusing prescription medications. According to national statistics an average of 52 million people over the age of 12 have used prescription medications illegally in their lifetime; 54.2% of these people get prescription medication from a friend or family member. Often times an addiction to prescription medication can lead to heroin addiction. New Hampshire had 45 heroin related deaths in 2013, and of the 45 deaths 17 were 20-29 years old.  In addition, young children are at risk; more than two thirds of all Emergency Room visits for childhood poisonings involve prescription or over-the-counter medications.   

The United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) sponsors Prescription Take Back days in response to the increase number of teen and young adults misusing and abusing prescription drugs. On April 26th from 10:00AM to 2:00PM area police departments are participating in the 7th Take Back Event.  This event encourages individuals to rid their homes of unused, unwanted, and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications.  To review the guidelines of accepted medications, or to find out more about the Take Back Event please visit http://www.monadnockvoices.org. 

Participating in this event can keep our children, teens, pets, and community safer.  If you cannot participate in this event we welcome you to use the Permanent Drop Box at the Keene Police Department.  This box is available anonymously 24 hours a day.  Hinsdale Police Department also has a permanent box available during their regular office hours.   

If you have any questions or need further assistance please contact:   

Monadnock Voices for Prevention

(603)357-1922 or (603)313-4248   








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  Meet Krys

Hinsdale Community Coalition (HCC), Monadnock Alcohol and Drug Abuse Coalition (MADAC), and Monadnock Voices for Prevention (MVP) would like to introduce Krys Adams. 

Krys Adams joined the leaders of prevention in December as the AmeriCrops VISTA CADCA VetCrops Prevention Coordinator.  His role in the community is to work with Veterans and their families on common issues. 

Krys is a native of the Monadnock Region and attended Keene schools.  He has worked at a variety of places before finding his home with HCC and MADAC.  He is an active member of the Monadnock Region community.  He is a veteran of the United States Marine Corp, a volunteer for substance misuse prevention, and Keene Head Start.  He has been a volunteer for the Keene Head Start program for 3 years in which he is actively involved in the Parent’s Association and Policy Council.  He is the President of the Keene Head Start Parent’s Association for the second year, and he was the chair of the Southwestern Community Services Policy Council.  He is a proud father of two children.

His work and life experiences give him an excellent start to providing more services to those who bravely serve our country. He will work with veterans, active military members, and their families on many topics such as homelessness, employment, and substance misuse prevention through community outreach work.  Krys has an office in Hinsdale and Keene, but hopes to reach out to the region in its entirety.

If you have questions about his work or about what may be available for you as a veteran, active military person or family member, please contact him at 603-762-9419 or krysadams@rocketmail.com . 


purpleup.jpg    Do you want more information about the Purple Up campaign?  Are you a military veteran, or the spouse or child or a military veteran?  Call or email Krys Adams to find out how he can help you!  His number is 603-762-9419 or email him at krysadams@rocketmail.com











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The best way to protect your children from addiction is to lock up your medications 




You can also bring unused, unwanted or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications to the Keene Police Department.  The Keene Police Department has a 24 hour drop box where  they can be anonymously disposed.


Did you know that most teens get their alcohol and Rx drugs from their parent's or friend's homes without their knowledge?







 "Not for Human Consumption" yet people are using these and other Synthetic drugs as a legal high.  These are often marketed to the teens and young adults as "incense" or "plant food".  However people are smoking and snorting these substances.  They cause permanent brain damage, and psychosis. 




Marijuana is growing into a cottage industry in Maine