One strategy to reduce opioid abuse is to avoid keeping medications in the home that are no longer needed.
- The Wyoming Medication Donation Program, a Wyoming Department of Health effort, accepts donations of certain medications and redistributes them to others who may need them.
- Through its partnership with the Prevention Management Organization of Wyoming, the department has also helped make drug disposal drop boxes in each county.
See the flyer below to learn more about local drug disposal drop boxes and drug donation sites! Click on the flyer for a printable list.
Funding for such efforts is connected to a Strategic Prevention Framework, Partnerships for Success grant (SPF-PFS 2015) from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). This five-year grant includes targeting prescription drug abuse and misuse among youth (ages 12 – 15 years old).
The Wyoming Rx Abuse Stakeholders (RAS) advocates for the appropriate use of prescription medication by increasing awareness, providing education, and impacting policy in Wyoming. Visit the Wyoming Rx Abuse Stakeholders website for more information on prescription drug abuse training and education, current initiatives and opportunities to get involved.