Jan 30

News Release: Death rate drops 23% for prescription pain med overdoses

Death rate drops 23% for prescription pain med overdoses in Washington State. Several key initiatives are beginning to make a difference including the secure online database that allows medical providers to track pain med prescriptions and several prescription take-back locations across the state.  Read the full NEWS RELEASE HERE.

Find a location where you can drop off your unused prescriptions HERE

The prescription drug drop box at Tumwater City Hall

Dec 27

Monitoring the Future 2012 Survey Results

Monitoring the Future 2012, a nationwide youth survey designed to measure drug, alcohol and tobacco use in youth, has published their results. For a nationwide snapshot on drug use among teens,  follow this link to the National Institute on Drug Abuse website.

Monitoring the Future 2012

Dec 14

In concern over pot, don’t forget about meth

Tacoma’s New Tribute recently published a story to remind us about the rapid destruction that meth takes on users. This editorial reaffirms the highly addictive and destructive nature of methamphetamine, read the full story here.

Oct 23

Registration is now open for the Meth and More 2013 Conference!

The 4th Annual Meth and More Conference

Thursday April 25th, 2013

Great Wolf Lodge in Grand Mound, WA

Registration is now open!

Please join us for a day of lively discussions on substance abuse prevention in our communities. This year’s conference promises to provide engaging presenters, dynamic breakout sessions and networking opportunities. We welcome attendees of all professional levels and from around the state to participate. Speakers and participants come from varying professional fields to include law enforcement, social services, health care, public health and prevention experts.

For more information and to register, please click here.

See you there!

Oct 19

Mexican meth infiltrates the US

Mexican drug cartels are filling the void in the US drug enforcement’s efforts to crack down on American made methamphetamine. Read more on this story here

In this June 20, 2011, photo released by Mexico’s Attorney General’s office, police investigators look at drums of precursor chemicals for methamphetamine that were seized in Queretaro, Mexico. Over the last several years, the cartels have quietly swooped in to fill a void in the American drug market created by years of crackdowns that began more than a decade ago. Photo: AP / AP

Oct 19

Thurston County Drug Action Team

The Thurston County Drug Action Team, focused on reducing and eliminating the harmful effects of drug use in our community, and coordinating efforts to prevent abuse by children and youth.