WDAC will be taking a bus to Harrisburg for the Recovery Advocacy Day on September 25, 2018 If you are interested in going reserve your seat by calling 724-223-1181 ext 110.
WDAC will be taking buses to the Pittsburgh Recovery Walk and you are welcome to join us. RSVP to Nicole asap. We look forward to you joining us!
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 locations: Bible Chapel, Giant Eagle, Rite Aid and Heisler’s Market.
- Canonsburg Police Department will be collecting at Shop N Save in Canonsburg
- Mt. Pleasant Police Twp. at the Municipal Building.
However if you can’t make it that day, don’t worry please see the list of sites you can drop off your unwanted medications every day throughout the year listed on our website at Drug Disposal Sites .
The Prevention department is in the process of presenting the Prom Promise to the local high schools. Asking students to sign a pledge to behave responsibly before, during and after the Prom and committing to an alcohol and drug free prom night. The students have been educated on the dangers associated with alcohol and drug use to help them make informed decisions and we are happy that so many have committed to have an alcohol and drug free prom. Here a picture of one of the first schools that was able to do the Prom Promise Pledge, we look forward to posting more photos in the coming weeks.
The next meeting is on Tuesday, April 24th Courthouse Square Room 104 from 6:00 – 7:30. No RSVP is necessary. Come Join us!
April is Alcohol Awareness Month and this month we will posts facts you may not know about alcohol. Alcoholism has little to do with the amount or what kind of alcohol one consumes but more the uncontrollable “need” for alcohol. It’s a powerful craving a need as strong as the need for food or water. So, when you hear someone say to an alcoholic “Just quit”, they can’t. In fact, someone who is used to drinking large amounts should not just quit cold turkey. It’s the only drug that you can die from the withdrawals. Other drugs the person may want to die but with alcohol then can die from it. With support and treatment, they may be able to stop drinking and reclaim their lives. Treatment is available, contact our office if you don’t have insurance to cover it and live in Washington County. 724-223-1181 or 1-800-247-8379
Source: NCADD.org and WDAC