A message from Debby Jones, Certified Prevention Specialist in Wasco County and coordinator: “Whether measure 91 passes or not, my responsibility as the county Prevention Specialist will remain the same. No matter what the legislation is, YouthThink’s mission is to find a way to help our youth choose never to use or at least make the decision to wait until their brains are fully developed to introduce alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.” Read the October Newsletter. http://youththink.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/October-2014.pdf
October is Medicine Abuse Awareness Month, and October 21st marks the beginning of MIND YOUR MEDS week, a time to show your support for ending teen medicine abuse by safeguarding and properly disposing of medicine you keep in the home. Check the Partnership for Drug Free Kids. http://www.drugfree.org/ One step we can all take is to have frequent conversations with the teens in our lives about the dangers of medicine abuse. Parents, it is important that parents monitor, safeguard and properly dispose of […]
Local area residents may now drop off their expired or unwanted prescription and over the counter medications thanks to a permanent drop box recently installed at The Dalles Police Department. The drop box was purchased through donations from Mid-Columbia Medical Center and YouthThink. The location is 401 Court Street in The Dalles. Residents may drop off their household prescription and over the counter medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements and pet medicines. Not accepted are needles or sharps, thermometers, and medical waste […]
Pocket Full of Feelings has really been interesting to me. As a new father I look forward to helping my son better understand his feelings.