Addiction Prevention and Environmental Impact
Prescription Drug misuse is a far-reaching problem. The Substance Abuse Prevention Program has several targets to help to manage this issue, including:
Prescription Monitoring Program
Unwanted medications that are not properly disposed of can contaminate the water supply, or can be misused. There are safe ways to dispose of your unused, unwanted medication. The University of Maine has developed an anonymous mail-in program that is easy to use. Envelopes can be obtained for free from most Rite Aid Pharmacies, or from the Oxford County Sheriff's Department. Instructions are included. For more information, please contact the Safemed Disposal Program: safemeddisposal.com or 1-866637-9743
Prescription Drug Addiction Prevention
The Substance Abuse Task force has been working together with other local agencies to raise awareness and assist in creating safe ways to handle unused or unwanted medications, as well as reduce the instances of unprescribed use.
Project Aware is a youth advocacy group that addresses real issues through mobilizing teens to present these issues through theater and videos.
Project Aware's first video was called "Falling" and deals with one youth's fall into prescription drug abuse as the result of trying to cope with a serious sports injury.
Please visit out treatment resources page for more information about treatment options.