Happening In Your Area

View the many events Lock Your Meds® affiliates are implementing across the country:

Manhasset CASA

CASA Manhasset- Long Island NY for their LYM Bus bench project

Lisbeth Shibley – President and Cathy Samuels –Project Director

Manhasset CASA partnered with the National Family Partnership to initiate its “Lock Your Meds: Be Aware. Don’t Share” Prescription Drug Misuse Public Awareness Campaign. The campaign worked in partnership with the community to provide information regarding the health and safety risks of prescription medication misuse with a primary focus on keeping prescription and over-the counter pharmaceuticals away from our youth:

CASA Lock Your Meds Campaign Materials:

Town of North Hempstead Press Release

Things You Can Do and CASA Calendar Card

Community Outreach Newsletter

Pharmaceutical Drop Off Event, Saturday, October 23, 2010 (flyer)

Pharmaceutical Drop Off Event (event pictures)

Prescription Drug Misuse Fact Sheet

Prescription Drug Misuse Signs & Symptoms

CASA Bus Shelter Public Service Ads

Oregon Partnership

Oregon Partnership- Statewide Drug Take Back event

Judy Cushing –President/CEO

On March 13, 2010 a grassroots Prescription Drug Turn-In event took place in over 30 communities!.

Click here to download a presentation on the Turn-In event.

Click here to download the news release on the Turn-In event.

We encourage interested community members and coalitions to join our effort to raise awareness on the danger of prescription drug abuse by adults and teens.

For the list of Turn-In events and contact information, please click here.

The turn-in event had two surveys that community members and participants were asked to fill out. The first is for RX Turn-In event coordinators and can be taken online using the link below. The second is for participants and was downloaded ahead of the event and printed for onsite completion..

NADDI Project Drug Drop – Supporting Drug Take Back Programs

Project Drug Drop – Supporting Drug Take Back Programs

NADDI- Project Drug Drop in Partnership  with Walgreen’s and Informed Families/The Florida Partnership for Fl Statewide Drug Take Back Event

NADDI John Burke-President and Charlie Cichon Ex Director

Informed Families– Peggy Sapp -President CEO

Walgreen’s Corporation

The NADDI organization facilitates cooperation and collaboration on many levels between entities such as law enforcement, healthcare professionals, state regulatory agencies, pharmaceutical manufacturers and retailers in the area of prevention and investigation of prescription drug diversion. NADDI has responded to the numerous inquires of our members to develop, Project Drug Drop, a centralized information resource for our law enforcement partners who are interested in learning about how to facilitate a drug take-back event. Project Drug Drop will assist our law enforcement partners with information, guidance, and directional support to develop and implement the best drug disposal strategies for their communities. In an effort to reduce the misuse and abuse of pharmaceutical drugs on our streets we hope to provide our members with access to the most updated information on drug disposal strategies and to promote a variety of safe drug disposal options.

On August 21st 2010 NADDI coordinated a Florida Statewide Drug Take Back event uniting The State of Florida Office of Drug Control, Walgreen’s Retailer and Informed Families/ the Florida Family Partnership using the Lock Your Meds® materials to drive people to bring in their unused prescription medication to one of 39 sites throughout the state of Florida. This event recovered 2 tons of prescription drugs