Category Archives: Prescription Drug

Take Back Day – April 28th 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

National Take Back Initiative will take place this Saturday, April 28th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the following locations: City of Washington Police Department Chartiers Township Police Department Peters Township Police Department will be collecting at the following … Continue reading

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Walmart to help with Opioid Abuse

According to an article with WDRB.com, Walmart is starting to provide something to help with the opioid abuse by making leftover meds useless.  Please see the full article here.

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National Drug Facts Week – Prescription Drugs

According to National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® (NDAFW) information;  The misuse of opioids and other prescription drugs is a serious problem in the United States which we know and it has escalated in recent years to the level of … Continue reading

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Prescribed to Death Memorial coming to Pittsburgh January 30th

Our nation is facing a striking opioid epidemic like we have never seen.  In 2015 over 22,000 people were lost to opioid overdose deaths. Pennsylvania ranks 4th in the nation for the number of opioid overdose deaths and 3rd in … Continue reading

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National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week is Next Week!

Next Week – January 22-28, 2018 is National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW).  Please stop back each day to see facts about Tobacco, Vaping, Marijuana and Prescription Drugs.  Also featured will be facts from the most recent (2015) PAYS … Continue reading

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Operation Prevention Video Contest – Vote for your favorite!

Vote Now! And the Operation Prevention People’s Choice Award Goes To… You decide! Check out the finalist videos.  Then click the Vote button to cast a vote for the one that you think does the best job of portraying the … Continue reading

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Shatter the Myths About Our Youth and Drugs in Our Community

                Please check back everyday this week (January 23 – 27th),  a new fact will be listed every day under this post about our local data from the PAYS (Pennsylvania Youth Survey).  Shatter the Myths about what … Continue reading

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Addiction and the Holidays

There are a lot of families that have family members that are addicted and the holidays can be really hard to deal with.  This article recently published by Partnership for Drug Free Kids addresses things family members can do to … Continue reading

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PA Stop Campaign

Through this campaign materials have been designed to educate parents, teachers, and family members and other caregivers about: the risks of prescription painkiller and heroin use the relationship between prescription painkiller and heroin use, and what to do when you … Continue reading

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Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, September 12, 2015

You may turn in unwanted/expired medications throughtout the year at various locations throughout Washington County ( see the listings on our site)  but The Presciption Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, September 12, 2015 at the following locations  from 10:00 … Continue reading

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