Mission: To collaboratively engage, inform and unite our communities in the reduction of substance abuse through prevention efforts
Fall 2017 Newsletter!
The Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Ontario County has kicked off this fall with the many open houses, health fairs and athletic nights at various school districts and community agencies. We have enjoyed sharing information on our efforts to prevent substance abuse and raise awareness about our “Monitor, Secure and Dispose” campaign.
We would like to thank our partners who have helped us expand our educational efforts by sponsoring the “Drugged, Drunk and Distracted Driving Course.” Thank you to STOP DWI for providing the Fatal Vision Goggles and to our many law enforcement partners including Canandaigua Police Department, Ontario County Sheriff Office and Geneva Police Department. Pictures below.
We now have 15 medication drop boxes throughout the county. Click on the link below for hours and times of availability. The medication drop boxes have collected over 4,300 pounds of medication from August 2016 through August 2017.
Thank you for your on-going support of our efforts. With each step, we continue down the road of prevention in Ontario County.
COALITION MEETING SCHEDULE:
The Coalition continues to host our monthly coalition meetings at 4pm on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. We will be spotlighting members monthly and providing trainings on a quarterly basis.
Coalition Meeting Schedule:
October 18th at 4pm – Wood Library, Canandaigua
November 15th at 4pm – Wood Library, Canandaigua
December 20th at 4pm – Wood Library, Canandaigua
Please join us!
October 17th – Medically Assisted Treatment Presentation & Panel Discussion (2pm – 4pm) at FLCC Room 2775.
October 18th – Acupuncture and Opioid Addiction, One Alternative Solution (3pm – 4pm) at the Wood Library
October 27th – Halloween FUNdraiser at the Inn on the Lake (5pm – 11pm) (Tickets are $10 and available at the Partnership Office & Canandaigua National Bank.)
October 28th – Got Pills? Medication Take Back Day from 10am – 2pm at the Victor Village Hall.
Flyers will be displayed throughout this newsletter.
Medication Take Back at Victor Village Hall for DEA Day on October 28th from 10am – 2pm. You can bring any over the counter, prescription or pet medication. You can also bring needles in a hard plastic container like a laundry container or a sharps container. Liquids will be accepted at this event as well.
Thank you, Nahalla West, for interning with us this summer! We greatly appreciate all of your hard work creating marketing materials for the coalition. Best of luck with all of your future endeavors at Keuka College and beyond.
In addition to the mobile take back events, we have 15 medication drop boxes serving our community. You can drop off your medications at the above listed locations!
Monitor, Secure, Dispose (MSD) Campaign Materials
Do you have a spot to advertise our MSD Campaign Materials?
Let us know and we can drop them off to your business.
We have the following items available for display:
– Flyers – see example above in this newsletter.
– Bookmarks that list all 15 medication drop box locations
– Key Chains
Thank you to Geneva, Canandaigua, Naples and Victor School Districts for participating in this amazing program.
Special thanks to Ontario County STOP DWI for providing the Fatal Vision Goggles.
Kudos to Canandaigua City Police Department, Geneva Police Department and the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office for providing officers to help facilitate the discussion and demonstrations.
TAKE OUR SURVEY!
Have you seen our Monitor, Secure and Dispose (MSD) Campaign in any publications or used our take back program, if so let us know your thoughts by taking the survey by clicking the button below.
Medication Safety Course and Brochure for Parents:
– Do you work with a group of 4th – 6th graders?
– Would you like them to learn more about medication safety?
– Let us know and we will bring a brief 45 minute presentation to your organization, school, youth group or recreation program to help them better understand the importance of medication safety along with a brochure with information for parents and families.
Displays are available for our “Medication Safety Brochures for parents and families” for placement at your place of business, medical office or other location, email us and let us know how many you would like and we will deliver them within 2 weeks.
Email Petrea Rae at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a presentation or setup a display.
Great day at the 12th Annual “Finger Lakes Works….with their hands” career exploration. We had the opportunity to educate high school students on “Employability and Substance Abuse.” Special thanks to Yvonne Vasquez, Youth Court Director, for joining us and sharing information about careers in the criminal justice system. This was another great opportunity to showcase the Fatal Vision Goggles from Ontario County STOP DWI.
Are you selling your home??
Are you a realtor who works with home sellers?
The Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition has created a new brochure reminding home sellers to secure their medication before any home showing.
If you would like copies for your realtor agency or for your personal review, please let us know!