Don’t leave unused or expired prescriptions in
your home. Drop them off at one of our secure
locations for disposal.
More young people are in treatment for marijuana
dependency than for alcohol or other illegal drugs
Learn About How We Are Making
Positive Peer Pressure Social Norming
Public Service Announcements
Advocates for Local Policy Change
Added 3 New Permanent Medication Drop Boxes
Reducing Youth Access to Alcohol
Professional Opportunities to Enhance Skills
Annual Recovery Awards
Local ordinance banning the sale
of synthetic drugs in Collier County.
an Impact in Collier County
Being a parent is no easy task, especially in this high-tech world. Information is only a few finger swipes away and can easily lead to mixed messages. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has recognized the strong influence parents and mentors can have on a child’s attitude and behaviors. Talking to your children about substance abuse isn’t easy, but it is crucial. Even an occasional, short talk about it can help guide youth onto a healthier path. In our parent resources section you can find information on commonly used illegal drugs and links to our local and national partners.
The C.O.R.E. Society is an interest group within Collier County middle and high schools to promote healthy living by being substance abuse free. With the main tenants of Character, Outlook, Responsibility, and Excellence, we work with school staff to create future leaders today. A CORE club focuses on in-school campaigns, community service events, hosting guest speakers, and developing friendships with other students.
Here you can find resources from subject matter experts that can be used in an educational setting. Teachers, counselors, and mentors can benefit from the information to guide them in working with the youth of our county.
Youth Expert and ‘Teen Whisperer’ Josh Shipp to Speak at Drug Free Collier Luncheon NAPLES (Feb. 9) – Drug Free Collier [more]
9th Annual Community Luncheon [more]