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Interactive Trailer at Iowa State Fair Educates About Warning Signs of Substance Misuse


(DES MOINES, IA) – The RALI CARES educational trailer will be at the Iowa State Fair offering free interactive tours of a mock teenage bedroom to educate residents about hidden signs of substance misuse. The trailer is a partnership between the Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative (RALI) of Iowa, an alliance of more than 30 local, state and national organizations, and Code 3, which provides tools and resources to help law enforcement and communities to work better together.

The RALI CARES trailer represents RALI Iowa’s inaugural event. Moving forward, the alliance will offer a variety of programs to help educate residents of the Hawkeye State about warning signs of substance misuse and proper disposal of unused medications. In addition, RALI Iowa will provide grants to organizations that offer prevention, treatment and recovery services to Iowans.

What: Free tours of the RALI CARES Educational Trailer

Who: RALI Iowa and Code 3

When: Thursday, August 8 – Sunday, August 18 (Tours available daily from 8:00am to 8:00pm)

Where: Iowa State Fair (Southwest of the Varied Industries Building)

Why: Substance misuse can start at an early age. Education about the signs of drug abuse is important for parents, teachers and others who work with young people. For those struggling with addiction, early detection and recovery assistance can prevent their addiction from escalating.

The Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative (RALI) of Iowa is an alliance of local, state and national organizations focused on elevating programs that have a real impact on the state’s opioid epidemic. RALI Iowa and its partners support a broad range of programs, including prevention, treatment and recovery services. Our partners include:

  • Addiction Policy Forum

  • Ames Chamber of Commerce

  • City of Nevada, IA

  • Clive Community Health and Wellness Initiative

  • Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)

  • Community Health Partners

  • Des Moines Area Religious Council

  • Easter Seals Iowa

  • Genesis Health System

  • Genesis Philanthropy

  • Iowa Academy of Family Physicians

  • Iowa Association of Realtors

  • Iowa Farm Bureau

  • Iowa Medical Society

  • Iowa Osteopathic Medical Association

  • Iowa Pharmacy Association

  • Iowa Retail Federation

  • Iowa State Grange

  • Iowa State Sheriffs & Deputies Assn

  • Lupus Foundation of America, Iowa Chapter

  • Meredith Corp.

  • NAMI Iowa

  • National Black Nurses Association

  • National Grange

  • National Sheriffs’ Association

  • North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters – Iowa

  • NuCara Pharmacy

  • Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)

  • Select Physical Therapy

  • Veterans Against Drugs

  • Veterans Health Council

  • Vietnam Veterans of America

  • Visiting Nurse Association of Pottawattamie County

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