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. 

 

Click Here for Opioid Facts for Teens

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 psweet@tricountyri.org

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Our Local Coalitions

Cranston Substance Abuse Task Force

Johnston Prevention Coalition

Jessica Parylak
jparylak@tricountyri.org

North Providence Prevention Coalition

Andrea Paiva, Ph.D.,CPS
apaiva@tricountyri.org

Scituate Prevention Coalition

Kate Manning, MA, CPS 
kmanning@tricountyri.org

Smithfield Prevention Coalition

Andrea Paiva, Ph.D.,CPS
apaiva@tricountyri.org