Prescription Drug Abuse

  • Dental Society of Greater Southington

    STEPS Advisory Board members and staff presented to the Dental Society of Greater Southington. A very special thank you to Stephanie Urillo for giving us the opportunity to speak with the group about prescription drug prevention and ways to collaborate!

  • Parents Gather to Make Prevention a Priority in the Southington Community.

    Adults from the Southington community gathered to learn about the dangers and realities our kids are facing today. Presenters included Officer Kevin Naranjo from the Southington Police Department, Lt. Chris Bartolotta from the State Police, Patricia Rehmer from Hartford Healthcare and Martha Galligan representing a partnership with the US States Attorneys Office. After the presenation, … Read More

  • Local Pharmacies Help Advertise the Medication Drop Box

    Our coalition recently partnered with Beacon and Plantsville Pharmacy to advertise the Medication Drop Box that is located in the lobby of the Southington Police Department. The Medication Drop Box was installed in October of 2012, with help from the Southington Police Department and the Town of Southington, for residents to dispose their unused medication … Read More

  • Lunch & Learn with the Clergy Sector

    The Southington Clergy Association, STEPS and the Southington Police Department hosted a ‘Lunch & Learn’ for members of the clergy sector on Tuesday, February 28th at Southington Care Center. ツThe topic was on current drug and alcohol trends, including the current opioid crisis facing our state and nation. Presenters included Pat Rehmer from Hartford Healthcare, … Read More

  • Community Forum on Opioid Use in the Community

    Acticle Source: October 26, Southington, Conn – More than 60 attendees filled theツSouthington Public Library’sツcommunity room to capacity on October 26 for a 窶廚ommunity Conversation on Opiates and Heroin.窶 Wheeler,ツBristol Hospitalツand the library sponsored the event, which featured a six-member panel discussion highlighting what individuals, families and communities need to know about opiates and … Read More

  • STEPS Hosts Interactive Forums to Discuss Recent Survey Results

    On October 18th and November 9th, interactive community forums were held with various sectors throughout the community. ツThe purpose was to review and share data from our recent student survey and work with community members to create an action plan for change. ツThank you to all the participants for your time and commitment to our … Read More

  • Healthy Family Funfest 2016

    On Sunday, February 28th, members of the Southington STEPS Coalition had a booth at the Healthy Family Funfest held at the AquaTurf in Southington.ツ At the booth, members distributed flyers for the upcoming Be in the Know forums as well as let community members know about the Medication Drop Box, located in the lobby of … Read More

  • Lock It or Drop It

    The Lock It or Drop It Campaign is designed to educate and encourage residents to dispose their unwanted or unused prescription medications at the Permanent Medication Dropbox, located in the lobby of the Southington Police Department. ツIf the prescription medications are not ready to be disposed and are still being used, please lock or secure … Read More

  • Calendar House Health Fair

    On Tuesday, October 6th, staff members, Kelly Leppard and Meredith Fenwick, set up a table at the Calendar House Senior Health Fair to talk to seniors about the new Lock It or Drop It Campaign and using the Prescription Drop Box that is located in the lobby of the Southington Police Department.

  • STEPS Receives DFC Grant for $625,000

  • The Abuse of Tramadol for Pain Alleviation

    This month, Generation Rx has information for us about the abuse of the drug Tramadol. Click here for more information. *Generation Rx is comprised of a group of pharmacy students from the University of Saint Joseph who believe educating the public about prescription and OTC drug abuse/misue is extremely important. ツIn this newsletter, we hope … Read More

  • STEPS Support Card

    The STEPS Support Card is now available on ourツresource page.ツ The Support Card is a summary of our findings fromツthe Search Institute’s Attitudes and Behaviors Survey that was administered in November toツSouthington 7th, 9th, and 11th grade public school students. Click here to view the STEPS Support Card

  • Strong Connection with Parents Reduces Teen Prescription Drug Abuse

    Strong Connection With Parents Reduces Teens窶 Prescription Drug Abuse: Study