- Participate in local take back programs. There are several pharmacies and police departments that are registered as permanent location sites for the “take back” program. They will take back your prescription opioids with no questions asked. Remember, the goal is to prevent the diversion of prescription opioids so they are willing and ready to accept your returns.
- Do NOT flush prescription opioids. Sewage treatment systems cannot remove all the medications from the water released into lakes, rivers or oceans. Please protect the habitats of Nemo, Dory and their fishy friends, and let’s not make opioid infused water a trend! Bottled water and home filtration systems don’t necessarily avoid exposure.
According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 130 Americans die from an opioid related overdose every day. Opioids, a class of drugs that act on nerve cells in the brain and nervous system to relax the body and relieve pain, are often described as licit (e.g. prescription pain relievers such as oxycodone, hydrocodone and morphine), illicit (e.g. heroin) and synthetic (e.g. man-made drugs such as methadone, fentanyl, tramadol). Synthetic opioids are manufactured using man-made chemicals rather than natural ingredients, resulting most times in higher potency. A drug that is considered highly potent requires only a small amount to give the desired effect. Click here to read more.
Expenses incurred for projects funded via these grants must begin after January 1, 2019 and conclude by May 31, 2019
This is part of the Collaboration Council led Many Voices for Smart Choices – Montgomery County Alliance to Prevent Youth Substance Abuse. Funding comes from the Montgomery County government. For complete details and to download the Mini-Grant Application Announcement please click here. Please direct all questions to email@example.com. Deadline for submitting questions is October 19, 2018, 3:00 p.m.
- Monday, April 9, 1 – 3 p.m.
- Tuesday, April 10, 5 – 7 p.m.
- Tuesday, April 24, 5 – 7 p.m.
“More than Just Stress” aims to raise awareness among Asian American youth on mental health and wellness
All photonovels are available in multiple languages including Chinese, Hindi, Korean, and Vietnamese in addition to English. You can download the electronic versions of volume 1, 2, and 3 from the AAHI Resource Library
Chevy Chase: Village of Friendship Heights Community Center 4433 S. Park Avenue Chevy Chase Village Police Station 5906 Connecticut Avenue
Damascus Damascus Library 9701 Main Street
Gaithersburg: MCP 6th District Station 45A West Watkins Mill Rd. Gaithersburg Police Station 14 Fulks Corner Avenue Asbury Methodist Village – Lobby of Hefner Bldg. 417 Russell Avenue Senior Living at Kentlands Manor 217 Booth St., Kentlands
Germantown: MCP 5th District Station 20000 Aircraft Drive
Rockville: Rockville City Police/Montgomery County Sheriffs Rockville City Police Station 2 W. Montgomery Avenue (Lobby of Rockville City Police building) Maryland State Police Rockville Barrack 7915 Montrose Road Bender Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Greater Washington 6125 Montrose Road
Silver Spring: MCP 3rd District Station 1001 Milestone Drive Fire Station 1 8110 Georgia Avenue
Takoma Park: Takoma Park Police at Takoma Park City Building Lobby 7500 Maple Avenue
Wheaton: MCP 4th District Station 2300 Randolph Road
These municipalities have permanent drop-off sites. The collection sites are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Drugs can be dropped off with no questions asked. Liquids, inhalers, aerosol cans, regular household ointments/lotions, needles/sharps and thermometers are not accepted.
- Chevy Chase Village Police Department Medication Drop Box, 5906 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
- City of Gaithersburg Prescription Medication Disposal, 14 Fulks Corner Avenue Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877-2066
- City of Takoma Park Prescription Drug Take Back, 7500 Maple Avenue, 1st Floor Lobby, Takoma Park, Maryland 20912
Expenses incurred for projects funded via these grants must begin after January 1, 2018 and conclude by May 31, 2018
This is part of the Collaboration Council led Many Voices for Smart Choices – Montgomery County Alliance to Prevent Youth Substance Abuse. Funding comes from the Montgomery County government. For complete details and to download the Mini-Grant Application Announcement please click here. Please direct all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for submitting questions is October 20, 2017, 4:00 p.m.
Saturday October 21, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDTDoors will open at noon to allow attendees time to visit the information pathway and resource tables. Walk-ins are welcome and may register at the door. There is no cost to attend this event and all community members are welcome. This program will provide current information to attendees on medical, legal, and behavioral issues and supports related to opioid and substance abuse. This forum is designed to address unique issues among parents, caregivers, and youth. Activities include: • an information pathway of county statistics and personal stories • resource tables providing information about relevant local services and supports • keynote speakers, including: two-time Super Bowl Champion Dexter Manley • presentation of youth PSA video and poster contest award winners • information about the Good Samaritan law • interactive demonstrations and reflection activities especially for youth (note: SSL hours are available for this event) • behavioral and health changes that occur in those with current substance abuse issues • an introduction to Naloxone and panel discussion with a Q&A session