NATIONAL SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH

WEAR RED on Thursday, October 18th and Saturday October 20th to show your support!
(uniforms are optional on the 18th and 20th – if you wear red)

 Casa Loma College joins with the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) in recognizing National Substance Abuse Prevention Month (NSAPM.) NSAPM is an annual observance focused on raising the public awareness and encouraging communities to take action and get involved to prevent substance use.

This is a great time to help a friend or a loved one who is suffering from substance abuse – chances are, you know someone who is affected by substance abuse, either directly or indirectly.

October 27th is National Prescription Drug Day Take Back Day providing individuals with a safe and responsible way to dispose of left-over prescription drugs. According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.2 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.

If you have leftover prescription drugs in your medicine cabinet, you can use the  Drug Enforcement Administration’s Website to search for a collection site near you. Once you have located a nearby site, you can take your old prescription drugs to the location and drop them off. It’s as simple as that.