Lives lost forever –

Sept. 11, 2020 – Unwanted medications can sometimes end up in the wrong hands, which is a contributing factor to the opioid epidemic.

  “We usually have an annual candlelight vigil at Echo Lake for Overdose Awareness Day, but with social distancing, this was not possible this year. Instead, we did the display at town hall for Route 9 visibility, social media posts, and a Howell Township proclamation recognizing Aug. 31 as Overdose Awareness Day,” she said.

The proclamation was read by Howell Mayor Theresa Berger during a recent Township Council meeting.

Riddle noted that in addition to the message of overdose prevention, the day would also include a focus on properly disposing unwanted medications. “All unwanted medications get dropped only at Howell Police Dept, 300 Old Tavern Road. The 24/7, anonymous Project Medicine Drop box is in the lobby. They cannot be left at any other township building.”