Opioid Abuse Prevention

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” -Benjamin Franklin

In order to strengthen our community, we want to provide resources to assist in the fight against substance abuse. In recent years, the Opioid Crisis has become a health emergency that is impacting people of all ages and socioeconomic status. The Y wants to address these issues through providing resources to help you understand the epidemic, learn how to combat it from a family level, learn curriculum resources, and fight it through proper prescription medicine disposal.

*If you’re having a substance abuse issue, call 1-800-662-HELP to talk specifics with someone trained.*

First, clean out your medicine cabinet.

Leftover pills can kill, so make your home and your family safer. 

Click here to find a map of medicine disposal sites. 

Learn how you can make Mississippi overdose free. Click here

Listen to how and why medication safety matters by clicking here

Understanding the Opioid Crisis

Family Resources

Help for family members addicted to prescription drugs.


Find resources for how to support people through addiction and beyond.

Spanish Resources

Medicine Disposal

Do you have extra pain medication lying around your house? If so, please work to dispose of it in a way that will keep those pills out of someone’s hand. The best way is to order a free disposal kit can be found on the Mississippi Rx Disposal website.

For a map of MS locations where you can safely dispose of your medications, Click Here.

For Teachers

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