Heroin Task Force

Prevention


The Delaware County Heroin Task Force aims to educate the public through social media, public forums, school education programs and the media. There are several educational programs available to schools and community groups.

Task Force Outreach Program

  • A major objective of the Heroin Task Force is to prevent prescription drug abuse by speaking directly and candidly with parents and students about the addictive nature these powerful and unfortunately, readily available drugs.

  • The Office of the District Attorney’ offers the program, “Realities of Prescription Drugs & Heroin Abuse.” The presentation educates students about the addictive nature of narcotics and the deadly consequences of these drugs. To schedule a presentation, contact the DA’s Office at 610-891-4163.

Holcomb Prevention Programs

  • Holcomb Behavioral Health Systems is the primary prevention provider in Delaware County offering a variety of programs, campaigns and interventions, free of charge to Delaware County residents.

  • Visit delcoprevention.holcomb-bhs.org/ or call 484-444-0412.

Student Assistance Program (SAP)

  • SAP counselors are available in middle and high schools, to assist a student or faculty member who needs assistance with drug, alcohol or other mental health issues. People can contact the guidance or pupil services office at their school.

Families are encouraged to share this information with their children.


Information


PREVENTION RESOURCES:

http://www.lockyourmeds.org/meducation/

A brief, “everything you need to know” website about prescription drug use, misuse and dependency.  You’ll learn the main issues, the reasons for use, the types of drugs, where kids are getting prescription medication and what you can do to prevent the misuse of prescription drugs. Great for parents, grandparents and anyone who cares about youth!


http://www.lockyourmeds.org/resources-for-parents/teens-and-drugs-prescription-for-abuse/

“Teens And Drugs: Prescription For Abuse”

Click on the link to watch “Teens And Drugs: Prescription For Abuse”, half hour special on prescription drug abuse on Fox 12 Oregon. This resource brought to you by The Oregon Partnership.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Intervention e-book ????

This e-book answers parents’ most pressing questions about confronting their child about his or her use. You’ll find answers to the following questions:

  • What is a drug or alcohol Intervention?
  • How do I know for sure if my teen is using?
  • How should I prepare for a talk with my child?
  • How do I make sure the talk is productive?
  • What if my child needs outside help?

Developed with support from Purdue Pharma and Disseminated with support from CIGNA Foundation.

Tips for Preventing Youth Addiction


Resources in PDF:

DEA Heroin Fact Sheet

Herion: Facts Everyone Should Know

OxyContin: Dangers of Abuse

How to say No to Alcohol and Other Drugs