Coalition Strategies

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Non-medical Use of Prescription Drugs

The purpose of this area of focus is to identify and examine the conditions and variables that are indicators of the prescription/OTC drug abuse epidemic, and to highlight prevention efforts to help communities understand and address the issue. In alignment with the Coalitions mission, this addresses the prescription/OTC drug abuse epidemic issue across its three state, ten-county service region representing urban, suburban and rural areas.

Provide Information

If you are a coalition or community member, you can:

Build Skills

If you are a school, you can:

Reduce Access

If you are a parent or community member, you can:

  • Secure medications in a prescription drug lock box (Contact dshores@prevention-first.org to order a prescription drug lock box at a discounted coaliton price)
  • Dispose of unused, unwanted, or expired medications at one of these locations: Drop Box Locations - Hamilton County
  • If you are intersted in having a drop box in your local pharmacy or police department, contact nschiesler@prevention-first.org

If you are a Realtor, you can:

  • Provide your clients with prescription drug lock boxes to secure their medications during showings/after purchasing a new home (Contact dshores@prevention-first.org to order a prescription drug lock box at a discounted coaliton price)

Modify Policy

If you are a prescriber, you can:

Other Methods

Ways Anyone Can Contribute:

Hamilton County, Clermont County, and Northern Kentucky Opiate Plans

Reversing the Tide: Hamilton County’s Response to the Opioid Epidemic

https://www.interactforhealth.org/upl/HamCo_Heroin_Plan_FINAL_031015.pdf

Northern Kentucky’s Collective Response

www.drugfreenky.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Northern-Kentuckys-Collective-Response-Final.pdf

Breaking the Cycle: Clermont County’s Response to the Heroin and Rx Drug Epidemic

http://www.ccphohio.org

  •  Click on ‘Drug Overdose Prevention’, then on ‘Opiate Task Force Plan’



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