Drop off unused Meds Oct 24th
Prompt and safe disposal of unused prescription drugs keeps them from falling into the wrong hands. Clean out your medicine cabinet and drop off your unwanted pharmaceuticals:
LOCATION: 226 Phillips Rd (Wastewater Treatment Plant)
DAY: Saturday October 24, 2020
WHEN:DFCC has arranged for Safer Lock Boxes (to secure meds) and Deterra deactivation bags (for safe disposal at home) to be available to Webster residents free of charge (while supplies last). To pick one up, visit the Webster Chamber of Commerce, Mon-Fri 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM – no appointment needed.
Visit WHEN:DFCC's new, more robust website featuring prevention information, current activities, resources and opportunities for community members to get involved.
WHEN:DFCC recognized #RecoveryMonth with social media posts throughout September reminding the community that addiction is a disease. Treatment is effective and recovery is possible, but it is a life-long commitment. Stigma is a barrier to seeking help, and community support can make a difference.
Underage Drinking in Webster: In 2019, less than half (43%) of Webster high school students reported ever having drank alcohol. But 225 (12%) reported binge drinking at least once in the past 30 days.*
Negative consequences associated with underage drinking include: death, injury, and impaired judgement regarding risky behaviors like driving, sex and violence. Trouble at school or with the law, the likelihood of using other drugs or becoming alcohol dependent later in life are also associated with underage drinking. It even disrupts brain development. Learn more.
Talk to your kids about the dangers of drinking and make sure they know you do not approve of underage drinking. (It actually makes a difference!)
If you drink, do so responsibly and be conscious of the way you discuss alcohol in person and online.
Get to know your kids' friends and connect with other parents to share your expectations.
Supervise parties and sleepovers.
Encourage and facilitate healthy, fun, non-drinking activities.
Find more facts and tips here. If you suspect a problem, help is available. Don't let your fear of stigma stop you from getting your child (or yourself) needed help.
* Self-reported data from the 2019 Youth Risk Behavior Survey
WEBSTER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
WHEN:DFCC would like to thank the Webster Chamber of Commerce for their help distributing free Deterra bags and Safer Lock Boxes to Webster residents. We appreciate your partnership and invite all Webster businesses and organizations to join our effort to empower Webster kids to grow up strong and substance free.
Red Ribbon Week
WHEN:DFCC has partnered with Webster CSD and WC PTSA to share prevention information:
Posters for Webster CSD schools
Prevention messages for secondary school morning shows
Prevention information for parents of school-age children via school and PTSA newsletters.