Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Ontario County

September/October 2016 Newsletter
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The Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Ontario County is excited to launch our quarterly newsletter that will be published in September, December, March and June. 

The Prevention Coalition is working hard to prevent Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse in Ontario County.  Each newsletter will feature information from our various work groups along with where you can find the coalition throughout the county. 

As always, we greatly appreciate your support.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at

Enjoy the beautiful fall weather,

Petrea Rae, Coalition Coordinator
The Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Ontario County, an initiative of the Partnership for Ontario County.

Vision:  Substance Abuse Free Ontario County

Mission: To collaboratively engage, inform and unite our communities in the reduction of substance abuse through prevention efforts

The coalition meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at the Wood Library.  We also  have a number of sub-committees/work groups that are meeting separate from the larger coalition meeting to work on individual strategies. 

Only you can secure your medication! 

The Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Ontario County is launching the "Monitor, Secure, Dispose" Campaign across Ontario County to help build awareness around restricting availability of medications at home. 

During the Fall of 2015 and Spring of 2016, the coalition surveyed over 2,000 youth, young adults and community members about their perception of drugs and alcohol in Ontario County.  32% of youth surveyed responded that they got prescription drugs used for non-medical purposes from either their home or the home of a friend or relative. 

How does this happen? 

By medication being left in a location where anyone who enters your home can access it and take a few pills without you knowing.

What can you do? 

The Prevention Coalition encourages everyone to take the following steps:

Monitor - count your medication regularly to ensure that none have gone missing.

Secure - lock up any medication you do not want anyone to access in either a locking drawer, locking medicine cabinet or safe.

Dispose - make sure any unwanted, unused or expired medication is disposed of properly at one of our medication drop off locations around Ontario County or at one of our mobile take back events in September or April.

For more details on where to dispose of your medications, please visit our website at

Check out our new magnets available to remind everyone to "Monitor, Secure and Dispose" of their medication.  Let us know if you want one!
Please take a moment to check out our twitter campaign.
Where can you find the Prevention Coalition from September - November?

September 10th - Hang Around Victor Days from 10am - 5pm (Tabling)

September 19th - VA Substance Abuse and PTSD Conference at MCC from 8am - 1pm (Tabling)

September 19th - Community Café in Naples at the Naples Library from 6pm - 8pm

September 20th - Presentation with Sheriff Phil Povero at the Seniors And Law Enforcement Together Meeting at 9am

September 20th - Forum at the Ontario County Jail from 1:30pm - 3:30pm

September 21st - Coalition Meeting at the Wood Library from 4pm - 5:30pm

September 24th - Unwanted Medication Take Back Event at the Victor Village Hall from 9am - 12pm

September 24th - St. John Fisher Pharmacy Conference from 10am - 2pm (Tabling)

October 9th - Bristol Mountains Fall Festival from 11am - 5pm (Tabling)

October 10th - Happiness House Staff Forum from 8:30am - 10am

October 11th - Ontario County Employee Health Fair from 11am - 2pm

October 13th - Town of Victor Employee Health Fair from 8am - 12pm

October 19th - Health Fair at PACTIV from 7am - 4pm

October 19th - Coalition Meeting at the Wood Library from 4pm - 5:30pm

October 27th - Red Jacket Student Based Forum (Time: TBD)

November 16th - Coalition Meeting at the Wood Library from 4pm - 5:30pm
We will also be at a number of Open Houses at various school districts with our awareness table.  Please stop by to learn more.

Please check our website for updates as we are always updating our efforts around the county.
482 North Main St
Canandaigua, NY 14424

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