Piecing together a safer and healthier community
Bring your unwanted medications!
April 24th | 10am-2pm Northfield Square Mall
The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue.
According to the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.7 million people misused prescription pain relievers, 4.9 million people misused prescription stimulants, and 5.9 million people misused prescription tranquilizers or sedatives in 2019. The survey also showed that a majority of misused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.
This event provides an opportunity to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths by bringing in your unused, unwanted medications for safe disposal.
Small conversations can have a big impact
When it comes to discussing the risks of underage drinking with your teen, there is no magic formula, but there is a major rule of thumb: have frequent small talks. This is one of the keys to keeping your child alcohol-free. It’s not about sitting down for one “big talk.” Not only can this feel intimidating for you and your child, but it is often less impactful. Short conversations over time prove to be more effective.
Over 80% of young people ages 10-18 say their parents are the leading influence on their decision whether to drink or not . Send a clear and strong message that you disapprove of underage drinking.
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Working to improve the quality of life in Kankakee and Iroquois counties by trying to find solutions to the causes of school failure, substance misuse, juvenile delinquency and other life-compromising behaviors.