RAPID is a community-led initiative supported regionally by the PSNI and Public Health Agency, and locally by Drug and Alcohol Coordination Teams and Policing and Community Safety Partnerships.

RAPID raises awareness of the risks and harms to individuals, to families and to communities of using and misusing drugs.

RAPID DISPOSAL STATIONS (CLICK A PIN FOR MORE LOCATION INFO)

Glandore GP Surgery

Address: 515 Antrim Rd, Belfast BT15 3BS
Phone: 028 9077 6600

The Co-operative Food - Old Park Road

Supermarket chain selling groceries and household goods, with a focus on ethical practices.
Address: 523-525 Old Park Road, Belfast, BT14 6QU

Phone: 028 9039 0900

Today Shop Sandy Row

160-166 Sandy Row, BT125EY Belfast

Connswater Shopping Centre

Bloomfield Ave, Belfast BT5 5LP

Spar Jordanstown

The Resurgam Trust, Lagan view Enterprise Centre

The Resurgam Trust, Lagan view Enterprise Centre

Falls Community Council

Address: 275-277 Falls Road, Belfast BT12 6FD

Shaftesbury Community and Recreation Centre

Address: 97 Balfour Avenue, Belfast BT7 2EW

Greater Village Regeneration Trust

Address: 337 Donegall Rd, Belfast BT12 6FQ

Serpentine Pharmacy

Address: Serpentine Rd, Newtownabbey BT36 7JG

Laurel Glen Pharmacy

Address: 212A Stewartstown Road, Belfast BT17 0FB

Grove Health and Wellbeing Centre

Address: 120 York Rd, Belfast BT15 3HB

Seymour Hill Shops

Address: Rowan Drive, Belfast BT17 9PX

Euro Spar Dundonald

Address: 756 Upper Newtownards Rd, Dundonald, Belfast BT16 1LA

Tesco Knocknagoney

Kennedy Centre

Shantallow Community Residents Association

Shantallow Community Residents Association

HURT Offices

HURT Offices

Hamilton's Spar

12-14 Lower Strabane Rd, Castlederg, BT81 7AZ

Northside Village Centre

Old Library Trust

Bishop Street Community Centre

The Gasyard Centre

Supervalu Omagh

Arc Healthy Living Centre

Rooney’s EURO Spar

Redburn Loughview Forum

Glenavy Youth Centre

Glenavy Youth Centre

Holy Trinity Youth Centre

N Queen St Surgery

Tesco City Side

McKenna’s Spar

Ballymagroarty Community Centre

Derry Strabane District Council have a new bin in Ballymagroarty Community Centre

The Nautilus Centre

Portadown Health Centre

Portadown Health Centre Tavanagh Ave, Portadown, Craigavon BT62 3BU

Future Proof

3a Enville Court Banbridge
BT32 3AX

Tesco Extra Craigavon

Highfield Rd, Craigavon BT64 1AG

Tesco Superstore Lurgan

45 Millennium Way, Lurgan, Craigavon BT66 8DH

TMAC Centre Keady

7 The Cow Fair, Keady, Armagh BT60 3TD

Newry North Street carpark

27 North St, Newry BT34 1DB

Camlough Hughes garage NISA

6 Main St, Camlough, Newry BT35 7JG

The Nautilus Centre

The Nautilus Centre, Rooney Rd, Kilkeel, Newry, BT34 4AG

Tesco Superstore Dungannon

Beechvalley Way, Dungannon, BT71 7BN

Glandore GP Surgery

Address: 515 Antrim Rd, Belfast BT15 3BS
Phone: 028 9077 6600

The Co-operative Food - Old Park Road

Supermarket chain selling groceries and household goods, with a focus on ethical practices.
Address: 523-525 Old Park Road, Belfast, BT14 6QU

Phone: 028 9039 0900

Today Shop Sandy Row

160-166 Sandy Row, BT125EY Belfast

Connswater Shopping Centre

Bloomfield Ave, Belfast BT5 5LP

Spar Jordanstown

The Resurgam Trust, Lagan view Enterprise Centre

The Resurgam Trust, Lagan view Enterprise Centre

Falls Community Council

Address: 275-277 Falls Road, Belfast BT12 6FD

Shaftesbury Community and Recreation Centre

Address: 97 Balfour Avenue, Belfast BT7 2EW

Greater Village Regeneration Trust

Address: 337 Donegall Rd, Belfast BT12 6FQ

Serpentine Pharmacy

Address: Serpentine Rd, Newtownabbey BT36 7JG

Laurel Glen Pharmacy

Address: 212A Stewartstown Road, Belfast BT17 0FB

Grove Health and Wellbeing Centre

Address: 120 York Rd, Belfast BT15 3HB

Seymour Hill Shops

Address: Rowan Drive, Belfast BT17 9PX

Euro Spar Dundonald

Address: 756 Upper Newtownards Rd, Dundonald, Belfast BT16 1LA

Tesco Knocknagoney

Kennedy Centre

Shantallow Community Residents Association

Shantallow Community Residents Association

HURT Offices

HURT Offices

Hamilton's Spar

12-14 Lower Strabane Rd, Castlederg, BT81 7AZ

Northside Village Centre

Old Library Trust

Bishop Street Community Centre

The Gasyard Centre

Supervalu Omagh

Arc Healthy Living Centre

Rooney’s EURO Spar

Redburn Loughview Forum

Glenavy Youth Centre

Glenavy Youth Centre

Holy Trinity Youth Centre

N Queen St Surgery

Tesco City Side

McKenna’s Spar

Ballymagroarty Community Centre

Derry Strabane District Council have a new bin in Ballymagroarty Community Centre

The Nautilus Centre

WHAT IS IT?

RAPID IS A HEALTH AND COMMUNITY SAFETY FOCUSED INITIATIVE THAT PROMOTES AND FACILITATES THE REMOVAL OF ALL TYPES OF PRESCRIPTION AND ILLEGAL DRUGS FROM THE LOCAL COMMUNITY.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Your local DACT Connections Service and Policing and Community Safety Partnership have worked closely with community partners and local businesses to identify a suitable location for the RAPID drug disposal bin in your area.

Should you have, or come across, unwanted or unused drugs (whether prescribed or illegal) you are encouraged to deposit them in the RAPID bin safely and discreetly enabling police to then dispose of the drugs ensuring that they are out of ‘harm’s way’ for good.

The RAPID drug disposal bin is purposefully located in a place designed to offer as much anonymity as possible to the person making the deposit. Police routinely collect and record information on the drugs deposited in the bins however no personal information is required or sought.

WHAT HAPPENS TO THE DRUGS HANDED IN?

It is the responsibility of the PSNI to regularly empty and record the contents (in relation to types and quantities of drugs that have been deposited) of the RAPID drug disposal bin.

Once emptied and recorded, the drugs are then taken to a local PSNI Station where they are stored until they can be destroyed.

Police may send some random samples (or a specific substance if there’s cause for concern) to the Forensic Service of Northern Ireland for verification and/or to assess their toxic quality.

PSNI statistics on the type and quantities of drugs collated and destroyed via the RAPID initiative are available by visiting www.drugsandalcoholni.info/RAPID or by contacting your local DACT Connections Service or PCSP – contact details given on the back page of this leaflet.

ILLEGAL DRUGS

While the RAPID bins can be used to dispose of all types of drugs to date only trace amounts of illegal drugs have been deposited in the existing bins with the vast majority of deposits (over 90%) being that of prescription medication tablets (though these may not necessarily have been prescribed via a GP i.e. obtained illegally and/or be counterfeit in nature)

HELPING TO REDUCE DRUGS IN OUR COMMUNITY

THE AIMS OF RAPID

The overall aim of the RAPID initiative is to reduce risk – at individual, family and community level – in relation to drug use and availability by providing a means for local people to dispose of, any drugs that they may have obtained, directly or indirectly, and which they would now like to ensure are put out of harm’s way.
Reduced availability = reduced opportunities in relation to both supply and demand = safer communities
Increased awareness = individuals more informed about risks and consequences and therefore making better choices = safer communities

How to get involved…

If you want to get involved in RAPID, simply fill out the expression of interest form below and it will be picked up by your local DACT-Drug and Alcohol Coordination Team rep and/or your local PCSP-Policing and Community Safety Partnership rep who will get back to you in due course.

REDUCING DRUGS IN OUR COMMUNITIES

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