West Chester Communities That Care (WCCTC) is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1999.
REDUCE SUBSTANCE ABUSE among youth,
PROMOTE POSITIVE CHOICES, and
STRENGTHEN FAMILIES through the collaborative efforts of our drug-free community coalition.
Using the proven CTC method, we work together with our community partners to seek out or develop programs to combat what we identify as the highest contributing factors towards SUBSTANCE ABUSE in our community.
TAKE BACK DAY: Did you know that medicines in the home are a leading cause of accidental poisoning? Just as disturbing, are the alarmingly high rates of prescription drug abuse among teens. A National study, conducted last year by The Partnership at Drugfree.org and the MetLife Foundation, found that 49% of teens who misuse or abuse prescription medicines get them from a family member or friend. More often than not, these drugs are found in our medicine cabinets.
This year’s U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription Take-Back Day will be held on Saturday, April 26th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
We encourage you to visit www.DEA.gov and click on the National Prescription Take-Back Partnership Toolbox to help spread the word on this important opportunity for your communities to dispose of potentially dangerous unwanted and expired medicines.
"TALK THEY HEAR YOU" - an underage drinking prevention campaign sponsored by SAMHSA - helps parents and caregivers talk to their children about the dangers of alcohol. To learn more click here...