|Source: Washington State Healthy Youth Survey|
Prevention WINS members also promote the twice-yearly national Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The next one is Saturday, September 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.. All Seattle Police Department precincts will accept unused medications. Materials for promoting the day are available on the King County Take Back Your Meds website.
Since substance abuse prevention activities are most effective when multiple community sectors address specific local problems, coalitions can be especially important for reducing teen medicine abuse. The following video tells the story of one community coalition that is using a variety of approaches, guided by local data, to prevent medicine abuse.
Prevention WINS will plan for additional prevention activities during the September 16 general meeting. Please contact coalition staff for more information.