Alcohol & Other Drug Prevention

  • Safe and Healthy Homewood Collaborative
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    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: SAMHSA Treatment Finder

    Recovery Resource Center
    A central point of information concerning substance abuse treatment. The center’s staff and volunteers answer questions, initiate the treatment process, and make referrals as needed.

    Electronic Cigarette Use
    E-cigarette use poses a significant – and avoidable – health risk to young people in the United States. Besides increasing the possibility of addiction and long-term harm to brain development and respiratory health, e-cigarette use is associated with the use of other tobacco products that can do even more damage to the body. Even breathing e-cigarette aerosol that someone else has exhaled poses potential health risks.

    Know the Risks:
    VIDEO: Parent Program - Tobacco/Vaping in the 21st Century

    Medication Abuse
    Prescription drug abuse is when someone takes a medication that was prescribed for someone else or takes their own prescription in a way not intended by a doctor or for a different reason - like to get high. This is a particular threat to children because prescription medications are readily available, easy to obtain, and possibly addictive.

    Nationally, prescription medications are the most commonly abused drugs among 12-13 year olds.

    Prevent Medication Abuse at Home

    • Limit access to medications by locking them up and keeping them out of reach
    • Keep track of the amount of medications you have
    • Know which medications could be abused
    • Supervise children taking their medication
    • Dispose of unused medications

    For more information visit: The Medication Abuse Project 



  • Alcohol
    Medication Abuse
    Concentrates and Edibles
    Drug Paraphernalia
    Prom and Graduation

    Synthetic Drugs
    Marijuana Myths vs. Facts

     local medication disposal locations



    Walmart is offering a free disposal pouch for mediations, regardless of whether you have your prescriptions with them.

    Walgreens Medication Disposal Locations

    101 Green Springs Hwy
    Birmingham, AL 35209

    1801 Montgomery Hwy
    Hoover, AL 35244

    1833 29th Ave S
    Homewood, AL 35209

    1801 Montgomery Hwy
    Hoover, AL 35244

    4700 Highway 280
    Birmingham, AL 35242

    1815 9th Ave N
    Bessemer, AL 35020

    9325 Parkway E
    Birmingham, AL 35215

    Local Police Department Disposal Locations
    Homewood Police Dept
    1833 29th Ave S
    Homewood, AL 35209

    Vestavia Hills Police Dept
    Lobby at City Hall
    513 Montgomery Hwy
    Vestavia Hills, AL 35216

    Irondale Police Dept
    101 20th Street S
    Irondale, AL 35210

    Fultondale Police Dept
    1210 Walker Chapel Rd
    Fultondale, AL 35068