The Delaware County Heroin Task Force aims to educate the public through social media, public forums, school education programs and the media. There are several educational programs available to schools and community groups.
A major objective of the Heroin Task Force is to prevent prescription drug abuse by speaking directly and candidly with parents and students about the addictive nature these powerful and unfortunately, readily available drugs.
The Office of the District Attorney’ offers the program, “Realities of Prescription Drugs & Heroin Abuse.” The presentation educates students about the addictive nature of narcotics and the deadly consequences of these drugs. To schedule a presentation, contact the DA’s Office at 610-891-4163.
Holcomb Behavioral Health Systems is the primary prevention provider in Delaware County offering a variety of programs, campaigns and interventions, free of charge to Delaware County residents.
Visit delcoprevention.holcomb-bhs.org/ or call 484-444-0412.
SAP counselors are available in middle and high schools, to assist a student or faculty member who needs assistance with drug, alcohol or other mental health issues. People can contact the guidance or pupil services office at their school.
Families are encouraged to share this information with their children.
If you are currently taking opiate painkillers, or are thinking about taking them for anything other than their prescribed use, you need to be aware of this very real and dangerous possibility that has life-altering, and many times life-threatening, consequences.
A brief, “everything you need to know” website about prescription drug use, misuse and dependency. You’ll learn the main issues, the reasons for use, the types of drugs, where kids are getting prescription medication and what you can do to prevent the misuse of prescription drugs. Great for parents, grandparents and anyone who cares about youth!
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