Gage County Maps
White House Drug Policy
Parents: The Anti-Drug
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
The Partnership for Drug Free America
Talking to Kids: Drug and Alcohol Help Resources
Concerned that your child or teen might be drinking? To learn to recognize symptoms of alcohol abuse, see the "Make a Difference" parents' booklet at www.niaaa.nih.gov under the publications tab.
Do you need help breaking free of addiction to drugs or alcohol? Call The National Drug and Alcohol Treatment Referral Routing Service at 1-800-662-HELP or visit Alcoholics Anonymous at www.aa.org
For people of all ages whose lives have been affected by a family member's or friend's drinking, visit www.al-anon.org
In the 2007 Risk & Protective Factors Student Survey, Nemaha County 10th graders admitted to using prescription drugs without a doctor's order at a higher rate than the average of their peers across the state - AND our 10th and 12th graders have used non-prescription cough medicine to get high at a higher rate than the state average!
Teens often have the mistaken perception that since prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications are legal to purchase, they are safe for them to take. No one should take a prescription that was not specifically written for them by a physician, and the prescribed or recommended dosage of any medication should never be exceeded!
Be sure that you monitor all medications in your home! If you have unused prescriptions, be sure to dispose of them promptly and properly to avoid having them used improperly. Here are the important steps to proper and safe medication disposal as outlined by the Nebraska Pharmacists Association:
DO NOT flush unused medications and DO NOT pour them down a sink or drain.
To ensure protection of people and pets, follow these three steps for disposal: