Central Vancouver Coalition
Resilience and Growth through Community


Audience-specific resources and campaigns developed by local coalitions.


Starts with One

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).

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Locks Save Lives

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.

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Find Your Good

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.

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Secure Your Cannabis
Secure Your Cannabis is a community prevention and education project/point of purchase campaign for adults. Washington prevention coalitions partner with youth, parents, local cannabis retailers, communications professionals and more to find better ways of educating and supporting our community. This project was created to promote safe storage and responsible use.

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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.

Find a drop-off location below: