The Union County Drug Free Coalition is made up of the following community partners. Prevention Awareness Support Services, Union County Sheriff’s Office, School districts, YMCA, Richwood Bank, Marysville Police Department, Union County Health Department, Marysville Fire Department, Parents, City Leaders, Civic organizations, Maryhaven at the Mills Center, Churches and area businesses.
If you are interested in serving on the coalition please notify Nancy Beals at Nancy@MHRBUC.org. Prevention is most effective when a community presents a unified message regarding substance use and promotes a healthy environment for teens to grow and develop.
The Coalition supports the efforts of our partner agencies in their programs and prevention efforts and we jointly work on some initiatives. The links on this page will take you to our partners' websites where you can learn more about the programs and services that they offer.
Medication Drug Take Back Efforts
Medication Safety Drug Take Back
Union County has collected over 2000 lbs of unwanted medication in the last five years.
The ongoing opiate crisis demonstrates the importance of practicing medication safety.
Those steps include:
Educate your child about the importance of taking medication only as prescribed to them, and never take someone else’s medication.
Follow the instructions on your medication If it is not working as expected consult with your doctor or a pharmacist.
Dispose of unused medications either at home using Deterra or Dispose RX to deactivate the drug and prevent negative impact on the environment and water supply. Or by taking to a drug drop box or drug take back day.
As a parent, it is important to be informed regarding drug use trends among youth. In recent years we have seen teens using over-the-counter medications like cough syrup, antihistamines, cold and cough preparations, and even anti-diarrhea products.
Talk with your child about mediation safety and your expectations around substance use.