PreventEd and People’s Health Center have partnered to install 75 NaloxBoxes in two of the areas hit hardest by opioid overdoses in Eastern Missouri–St. Louis City and North St. Louis County. The boxes will be installed on walls, similar to defibrillator boxes, and each contain two doses of intra-nasal Narcan (naloxone), which can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.
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In Missouri, Amendment 3 was approved by voters for the legalization of adult use cannabis. PreventEd believes substance misuse should be addressed as a public health concern. Responding through the criminal justice system does not provide equitable opportunities for evidence-based treatments and recovery in a behavioral health setting. Read about our priority areas for legalization regulations as adult use cannabis is implemented in Missouri.
Our Peers help clients in Franklin County engage with appropriate services for their needs and situation, including engaging with local community resources, connecting with treatment providers, and help enrolling in Medication-Assisted Treatment programs.
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.