HELPFUL RESOURCES

GET TALKING.

Conversations are one of the most powerful tools parents can use to connect with — and protect — their kids. But, when tackling some of life’s tougher topics, especially those about drugs and alcohol, just figuring out what to say can be a challenge. The Partnership For Drug-Free Kids is an amazing resource and has provided scenarios and scripts on what to say to your child, no matter their age.

Click Here for tips on talking about substance use with your kids, of all ages.

Click Here for our article about talking with your kids.

Click Here for a prevention guide for parents, from the DEA.

Click Here for tips on talking about E-cig use with your teens (CDC).

LOCAL MEDICATION DISPOSAL SITES:

If you've got unused, expired or otherwise unwanted medications, simply remove the labels and bring to the closest location. No questions asked. Easy to do and helps prevent misuse and abuse of prescription medications. 

Kent County Sheriff’s Department

104 Vickers Drive Unit B Chestertown

Accepts medications 24 hours/day

Rock Hall Police Department

5885 N. Main St. Rock Hall

Accepts medications 24 hours/day

Chestertown Police Department

601 High St, Chestertown

Accepts medications 24 hours/day

GOOD SAMARITAN LAW

Please learn about Maryland's Good Samaritan Law, which protects people who help if someone overdoses from certain crimes. Click for details.

NALOXONE (NARCAN)

Naloxone is a life-saving medication that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose. Call your local health department for information on free trainings.

Click Here for our article about Narcan, including how this medication saved a local woman's life.

HOTLINES:

Crisis Hotline: 888-407-8018

Parent Support Line (NOT A CRISIS LINE): 855-DRUGFREE

12-STEP SUPPORT:

Alcoholics Anonymous/Mid-Shore Intergroup 410-822-4226

Al-Anon 888-4AL-ANON

Narcotics Anonymous 800-317-3222