Southern Providence County Regional Coalition

Cranston • Foster • Glocester • Johnston • North Providence • Scituate • Smithfield

The Opioid Epidemic - Count It! Lock It! Drop It!

Be part of the solution in three simple steps

Count It: 

  • Monitor your meds. How aware are you of the quantities of meds in your home?
  • Keep track of the pills in your bottles and keep track of your refills. 

Lock It: 

• Take prescription meds out of your medicine cabinets. Secure them in a place only you know about.
• If possible, lock your medicines, including over the counter meds, in a safe place that teens and other relatives cannot access.  

Drop It:

 • Clean your medicine cabinets – Discard your expired and unused meds. 

 • Secure drop boxes are located at most police stations or 24 hour CVS pharmacy locations. 


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Raising Healthy Teens Newsletter

Spring 2019 Edition

  • Social Host Laws and What Parents Who Host Should Know
  • Make Prom Season Memorable
  • How to Write a Safe Prom Plan
  • Drugs 101 – OTC Medication Safety Time to Count It. Lock It. Drop It!
  • Teachable Moments for Parents and Teens from TV & Movies
  • Student Assistance Counselors: How YOU Can Benefit

Fall 2018 Edition

  • Nine Parent Tips for Talking About Marijuana with Your Teen
  • Parents Can Help Their Teens Navigate Friendship Dynamics
  • Helpful Tips for a Successful Transition Back to School
  • Drugs 101 – The Addictive Dangers of Juuling
  • Helping Your Child Build a Strong Foundation for Success

Contact Us

Regional Director
Patricia Sweet

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Our Local Coalitions

Cranston Substance Abuse Task Force

Johnston Prevention Coalition

Jessica Parylak

North Providence Prevention Coalition

Andrea Paiva, Ph.D.,CPS

Scituate Prevention Coalition

Kate Manning, MA, CPS

Smithfield Prevention Coalition

Andrea Paiva, Ph.D.,CPS