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Have you had the conversation with your child about the dangers of prescription drug misuse?

Our Mission

The mission of the CARSA Coalition is the reduction of substance abuse among youth and adults in Seneca County, CARSA will achieve this mission through the provision of education, programming and resources.

WHAT YOU CAN DO

Protect our youth

According to a Seneca County Youth Study, 14% of our youth don’t think it’s risky to use another person’s prescription drug.
25% of teens

One in four teens will misuse or abuse a prescription drug at least once in their lifetime.

WHAT YOU CAN DO

Talk to your kids

According to a Seneca County Youth Study, 43% of our kids reported not having had the conversation about drug use with a parent. Parents are the number 1 influencer in their child’s life.
50% less likely

Children of parents who talk to their teens about drugs are up to 50% less likely to use.

50% less likely

Children of parents who talk to their teens about drugs are up to 50% less likely to use.

WHAT YOU CAN DO

Talk to your kids

According to a Seneca County Youth Study, 43% of our kids reported not having had the conversation about drug use with a parent. Parents are the number 1 influencer in their child’s life.

WHAT YOU CAN DO

Dispose of leftover prescription drugs

Leaving leftover prescription drugs, especially opioids, in the medicine cabinet is dangerous. Not sure if you have them? Use this list to identify prescription opioids. Then use the tool below to find a secure drop box to dispose of leftover pills.

If there isn’t a drop box near you, take these steps.

If you’re still taking a prescription drug, make sure it’s secure using these medication safety tips.

67% of teens

Who report abusing Rx medication get it from friends, family and acquaintances. Use proper storage and disposal, to help prevent abuse.

Testimonial

Talking to our children about drugs needs to become as second nature and as necessary as talking to them about their day.

We cannot live in denial and think “it couldn’t happen, not my kid”. I realize that many times it is easier to not talk about it, or we fear if we bring it up, we might plant some idea in their heads, this is simply not true.

Please trust me when I say their heads/minds will be filled by someone when it comes to drugs, it needs to be parents, grandparents, guardians.

Remind yourself that that conversation is an investment in the health of your child.

Lavin Schwan

Bellevue Recovery & Support Services

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