In partnership, ARCA is utilizing PreventEd’s mobile office, and is bringing it out to some of our community’s most underserved areas. The mobile treatment unit will deliver same-day access to mental health and substance use treatment services free of charge. If you or someone you know needs to access services, come see ARCA at these locations throughout the week:
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GuidEd provides a supportive environment for teens and their families that enhances motivation to change, helps explore the consequences of substance use, and works to develop healthier alternatives.
PreventEd advocates for policies that reduce the risks of substance use and provide interventions that help protect from the harms of substance use. Our support for policies are rooted in the understanding that substance use disorders are a brain disease that can be prevented by reducing risk and increasing protective factors.
PreventEd’s Adult Assessment and Referral Program connects St. Louis area adults with the resources to make positive changes in their lives. PreventEd counselors work with clients to determine what means of support is most appropriate for their individual circumstances and situation.
Legislators and policy makers look to you for input on these important issues. Just a few phone calls or letters from constituents can make all of the difference. Please take the time to call or write your city and county elected officials, and your representatives and senators.
Disposing of your old prescription medications is a simple way to help prevent drug misuse. The following locations will accept your old or unused over-the-counter and prescription medications. We encourage you to call the drop box location you intend to visit beforehand to ensure they are still accepting old medications.
67% of those who use heroin started by misusing prescription pain medications, often led there by curiosity and availability. You can help address the opioid crisis in our community by starting with your own medicine cabinet. Click “Learn More” for tips for how to safely dispose of prescription medications.
Opioids are a class of drugs that include prescriptions like Percocet and Oxycontin, as well as illegal substances like heroin or fentanyl. When misused, opioids are very dangerous. With greater understanding, we can reduce the likelihood of fatal overdoses and save lives.
PreventEd offers OEND training free of charge. Interested?