Saturday, April 27 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, a safe and convenient way to dispose of expired and unused prescription drugs.
LAPS is Part of the Solution
March 6, 2019, 35 LAPS students in grades 6-12 attended the New Mexico Youth Summit on Opioid Awareness in Rio Rancho. The students were chaperoned by nine LAPS staff, one school counselor intern, and two representatives from the Los Alamos Fire Department. The Youth Summit was designed by the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation and DEA 360 Strategy to educate students about the dangers of opioid addiction and encourage them to be part of the solution to ending the epidemic.
The summit included valuable information, live entertainment, a realistic short film, and testimonials from individuals and families whose lives have been affected by addiction and overdose. More information is available at www.drugfreeisuptome.org. The LAPS Prevention Program is hosting a series of follow up discussions and action planning sessions with the students who attended.