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Safe@Home

Safe@Home

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Properly dispose of your medications.

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Control access to alcohol at home.

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Help prevent youth substance use.

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Properly dispose of your medications.

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Control access to alcohol at home.

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Help prevent youth substance use.

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EVENTS

Parenting Workshops

Wednesday, June 16th

Virtual Event // 6:30PM – 8PM

Thursday, June 17th

Virtual Event // 6:30PM – 8PM

Register here by June 10th: www.surveymonkey.com/r/HZDHTPS

Drive-Thru Take-Back

Saturday, June 5th

Results:

4 Hours

41 Families

3.5 Bags Collected

108 Pounds of Meds Collected

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Parenting Workshops

In collaboration with the Terrie Hess House and the Triple P parenting program, the Safe@Home campaign is providing a free 1 & 1/2 hour workshop to parents of teens. The objective is to help parents better understand common ways their teens can fall into risky behaviors and recognize traps parents can often fall into.

Virtual Session (Wed. 6/16) In-person Session (Thur. 6/17)

Registration is required one week in advance, here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HZDHTPS

Online Film

Out of Reach

This student-produced short film depicts a high school student named Cyrus and the interviews he conducts with his peers and family members about prescription drug abuse. Written and directed by Cyrus Stowe and Tucker Capps with a runtime of roughly 25 minutes, Out of Reach represents a student perspective on the opiate crisis. This powerful online film is intended FOR PARENTS, viewer discretion is advised: https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-media-share/Out+of+Reach.mp4 

Recent Article 

It’s Harder Than you Think

In this recent, candid USA Today article, Dr. Bonnie Milas painstakingly traces the miss steps and missed signs that resulted in the death of her two adult sons by accidental overdose. Her extreme situation is meant to serve as an opportunity for other parents to learn the signs and take action before it is too late: https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/voices/2021/05/05/teen-drug-opioid-addiction-howto-know-column/4938948001/ 

ROWAN COUNTY PHARMACIES

Get Your Very Own Medical Disposal Box

Local pharmacies dispense over 8 million opioid pills each year in Rowan County. Our district and state are in the midst of an overdose epidemic and prescription drug misuse is the leading cause of addiction. We want to allow pharmacies the opportunity to take responsibility and become a leader within the community by offering point-of-purchase return for unused prescriptions.

YSUP has negotiated a program that will allow any local pharmacy in Rowan County to add a secure dropbox in their store for less than $70. per month, which includes collection, DEA tracking and eco-friendly incineration, with no upfront costs to the pharmacy.

The county-wide Safe@Home campaign outreach engages all 21 pharmacies in Rowan County. It is critically important for the customers to know how to reduce improper use and the your pharmacy takes it seriously. If you own a pharmacy, contact YSUP Rowan for more information. 

Local Voices

Campaign Partners

Join us in our goal to prevent the use and abuse of alcoholprescription medications, and tobacco by Rowan County youth.

704-633-5636

info@ysuprowan.org

1322 South Fulton St. Salisbury, NC 28144

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