Participate in the DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Another National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is quickly approaching! Gather your unused, unwanted or expired prescription drugs to dispose of safely during the upcoming event. When: Saturday, October 23, 2021 – 10 am to 2 pm Where: A comprehensive list of...

Talk Early, Talk Often

Contributed by Aspen Brown Talking early and often is commonly recommended when referring to youth substance use and abuse prevention, but what does it look like in practice? Talk Early The toddler years are a prime time to begin having simple conversations on healthy...

Take Our 2021 Suicide Prevention IQ Challenge!

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness about suicide prevention, reduce stigma around the topic and encourage those in need to utilize available resources. You can learn all about this important cause awareness month...

Building Youth Resistance Strategies and Skills

Contributed by Aspen Brown Major transitions are risk periods for drug initiation and abuse.[1] Transitions from elementary to middle school and so on are paired with unfamiliarity and new social settings. Knowledge of risk factors for drug abuse versus protective...

Preventing Suicide: Risk Factors & Warning Signs

We can all help prevent suicide. Learning the risk factors and warning signs of a potential suicide attempt can save lives. Risk Factors These characteristics increase the likelihood of suicide but aren’t necessarily direct causes. (CDC, AFSP) Previous suicide attempt...