Audience-specific resources and campaigns developed by local coalitions.
The Starts with One campaign is designed to inform and educate young adults, their parents, and older adults about the dangers of prescription drug misuse and the importance of safe storage, use, and disposal. This campaign is funded by the Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA).
The Locks Save Lives toolkit is designed as a platform for prevention coalitions and community organizations to use in their communities to educate and encourage parents, grandparents and guardians with youth in grades 6-12 in the home to lock-up their prescription medications to reduce youth access to prescription opioids.
The Find Your Good campaign aims to promote healthy activities and positive interactions between youth, to help them recognize there are other choices than using substances. It was created by the Strong Teens Against Substance Hazards and Abuse (STASHA) with assistance from the Prevent Coalition at ESD 112.
FREE Year-Round Disposal of Medications and Sharps
The importance of disposing your medication SAFELY
Did you know the most common drugs misused by teens & adults come from family & friends’ home medicine cabinets? 75% of opioid misuse starts with using medication that wasn’t prescribed for them. Safely disposing of unwanted & expired medication using a take-back program or event protects loved ones & keeps medicines out of the wrong hands. (Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration)
Did you know medications not disposed of properly end up in our waterways? Let’s work together to keep these substances away from youth & out of our waterways.