youth substance abuse prevention
- Get Smart About Drugs, hosted by the federal Drug Enforcement Agency
- Everything you need to know about the prescription drug epidemic and Washington State efforts to promote safe disposal: TakeBackYourMeds.org
- The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provides a wealth of information about efforts to prevent substance abuse and mental illness.
- Parents seeking help and advice on substance abuse prevention and treatment for their child will find a wealth of resources at the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.
- An excellent overview of Washington State's legalization of recreational marijuana ad its impact on teens: Marijuana & Teens
Marijuana Abuse Prevention
- Read the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) policy statement on reducing marijuana use among teens.
Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention
- The Issaquah Police Department has installed a drug drop box in the lobby of its building at 130 East Sunset Way in downtown Issaquah. The drug drop box was paid for by the Drug Free Community Coalition, from a federal grant provided by the Office of Drug Policy. Anyone can safely and securely dispose of expired or leftover drugs Monday through Friday during regular business hours.
- The Sammamish Police Department offers a drug drop box in the foyer of Sammamish City Hall, 801 228th Avenue NE, Sammamish. Drugs may be placed in the drop box during regular city hall hours.
- The most comprehensive website for news about efforts to prevent prescription drug abuse in Washington State: takebackyourmeds.org.
- Read how a community in Kentucky slashed youth prescription drug abuse rates.