Take the gambling survey!

Please help us collect some data about Gambling in Washington County.

 

Washington Drug and Alcohol Commission, Inc. (WDAC) is assessing the extent of “problem gambling” in Washington County to develop strategies that might be effective in addressing this hidden problem in our community. We would like to have as many people as possible complete this short survey about gambling related activity. Your response to the survey is totally anonymous and will be combined with a large number of other responses to provide us with a picture of the overall types of gambling activity in Washington County.

To take the survey please go to:   https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Gambling2018-19

Or to access it from your phone; use this QR code:

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Recovery Advocacy Day -September 25th

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.

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Join us at the Mon Valley National Night Out – September 27, 2018

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Join us for the Pittsburgh Recovery Walk 2018 – RSVP NOW!

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!  

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Join us on August 31, 2018 – Observance of National Overdose Awareness Month

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Prevention Fair ~ June 15th ~ 12:00 – 3:00

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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:

  1. City of Washington Police Department
  2. Chartiers Township Police Department
  3. Peters Township Police Department will be collecting at the following locations: Bible Chapel, Giant Eagle, Rite Aid and Heisler’s Market.
  4. Canonsburg Police Department will be collecting at Shop N Save in Canonsburg
  5. 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 . 

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2018 Prom Promise Pledges

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.

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month…. Alcohol and Energy Drinks

Youth are so into the energy drinks, but drinking alcohol and energy drinks together is very risky. Because mixing the caffeine in the energy drink that speeds your body up and makes you wide awake and the alcohol which slows the body down, makes your body confused. Mixing the two can lead to what is called a “wide-awake drunkenness” where they don’t feel the full effect of the alcohol which can lead to drinking more alcohol and may lead to alcohol poisoning or death. The person may fall asleep or pass out and never wake up again. Did you know that even after you quit drinking your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) level continues to rise in your body? It does, so even if a person passes out the alcohol content will continue to risk in their body to a possible deadly level.  Know the signs of overdose, help save a life.
Source: DDAP Brochure: Alcohol and Energy Drink Mixtures and NCADD.org
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Washington Opioid Overdose Coalition Meeting – Come join us!

The next meeting is on Tuesday, April 24th  Courthouse Square  Room 104   from 6:00 – 7:30.  No RSVP is necessary.  Come Join us!

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