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Washington’s Opioid Abuse Prevention Social Media Campaign

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, is April 29, 2017.

Feel free to add information on medicine take-back events in your area or see the map of local secure medicine return locations at
Message #1:
Need extra space? Visit your local drug take-back event. #TakeBackYourMeds

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Message #2:
Never flush medications. They’ve been found in our streams, ground and marine waters. Find your local take-back program. #TakeBackYourMeds

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Message #3:
Are your old Rx meds the X on someone’s treasure map? Find your local take-back program to discard of them. #TakeBackYourMeds

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Optional Hashtags:
Please use these optional hashtags, if space allows, in conjunction with the posts: #TakeBackYourMeds, #SafeDisposalSafeKids, #StartTalkingNow, #PreventOpioidAbuse.

The full toolkit with posts and use suggestions is available at

Need another way to drop off unused or expired meds?

Washington State has drop boxes where you can drop off medications any day.

Find a drop box location here.

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National Prevention Week

National Prevention Week is an annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, mental and/or substance use disorders.

SAMHSA’s next National Prevention Week will be from May 14 to 20, 2017. Each year around this observance, communities and organizations across the country come together to raise awareness about the importance of substance use prevention and positive mental health. The theme for NPW 2017 is: Making Each Day Count.

The three primary goals of National Prevention Week are to:

  • Involve communities in raising awareness about behavioral health issues and implementing prevention strategies;
  • Foster partnerships and collaboration with federal agencies and national organizations dedicated to behavioral and public health; and
  • Promote and disseminate quality behavioral health resources and publications.

2017 Daily Health Themes

  • Prevention of Youth Tobacco Use: Monday, May 15
  • Prevention of Underage Drinking & Alcohol Misuse: Tuesday, May 16
  • Prevention of Prescription & Opioid Drug Misuse: Wednesday, May 17
  • Prevention of Illicit Drug Use & Youth Marijuana Use: Thursday, May 18
  • Prevention of Suicide: Friday, May 19
  • Promotion of Mental Health & Wellness: Saturday, May 20

Learn more about National Prevention Week.

Read highlights from NIDA’s National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week.

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Upcoming Trainings and Events:

Washington State Substance Abuse Prevention Systems Training (WA-SAPST)
May 2-5, 2017
Yakima, WA
More information

11th Annual Provider Conference
Date: May 4-5, 2017
Lynnwood, WA
More information

Webinar: Smoking Cessation Interventions with Behavioral Health Populations
May 4, 2017 @ 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
To register

Youth Engagement
Date: May 12th, 2017, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Seattle, WA
More information

Saying It Out Loud Conference
Date: May 22, 2017
Tacoma, WA
More information

30th Annual Northwest Conference on Behavioral Health & Addictive Disorders
Date: May 31 - June 2, 2017
Bellevue, WA
More information

Navigating Marijuana Data In A World Of Alternative Facts
Date: June 14, 2017 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Seattle, WA
More information

More Trainings and Events:
ADAI Calendar of training events in Seattle and Washington

Job Opportunities: See ADAI Employment.

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Also of Interest:

Pot Smoking Common Among Pregnant Teens: Survey (MedLine Plus).

The Washington Poison Center Launches New Logo (Washington Poison Center).




      April 25, 2017

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