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We invite you to join us as members of the Safe Homes of Chatham County. As a Safe Homes participant, you are pledging to create a healthy community one house at a time. To take the pledge, follow the Safe Homes link. Help create a  healthy home and community.



Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. This is a great resource for finding up-to-date information on  alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. 


The North Carolina Preventing Underage Drinking Initiative (NC-PUDI) implements environmental management strategies to help enforce the nation's underage drinking laws. Preventing Underage Drinking Initiative-funded collaboratives work within their communities to implement strategies that prevent underage drinking, and create a sustainable movement to stop practices that make underage drinking both easy and acceptable.

Prevention is the Answer

North Carolina Substance Abuse Providers Association


Why is PREVENTION the answer?

Because Prevention WORKS!

North Carolina strives to provide all Prevention Professionals with the best trainings and tools for “effective prevention programs” and strategies because we know that helping just one high-risk youth graduate from high school, avoid heavy drug use, and not engage in crime would create a healthier youth




Talk it Out

Start the Conversation - Stop Underage Drinking

There are proven methods every family can use to educate, to set boundaries, and to create the kinds of relationships that keep middle school kids from turning to alcohol in the first place.  It's up to each of us to talk to our kids.  And all of us to say enough is enough.

there are proven methods every family can use to educate, to set boundaries, and to create the kinds of relationships that keep middle school kids from turning to alcohol in the first place. It’s up to each of us to talk to our kids. And all of us to say enough is enough. - See more at:




QuitlineNC provides free cessation services to any North Carolina resident who needs help quitting tobacco use. Quit Coaching is available in different forms, which can be used separately or together, to help any tobacco user give up tobacco. 



Youth Tobacco Prevention

Despite major progress made in last fifty years, tobacco use among youth remains a major concern. While youth cigarette use is in historic decline, there has been a recent uptake in emerging tobacco products such as electronic cigarettes (e-cigs), flavored tobacco, and dissolvable smokeless tobacco.                                                                  


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The Chatham Health Alliance is a collaborative of local professionals and residents working together to improve health in Chatham County. The Alliance brings together both traditional and nontraditional partners together to work on issues affecting health in Chatham County, with a focus on the health priorities identified in the Community Health Assessment.

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The Chatham Health Alliance Access to Mental Health Subcommittee has created a Mental Health Resources Page for easy access to mental health/substance abuse services.

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The Chatham Health Alliance Access to Mental Health Subcommittee has created a Substance Use Resources Page for easy access to mental health/substance abuse services.

 Partnership for Drug-Free Kids – Where Families Find Answers      

Working to reduce substance abuse among adolescents by supporting families and engaging with teens.

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 NIDA               NIDA For Parents

NIDA for Teens: The Science Behind Drug Abuse


Learn how to protect your teenager’s life, health, and future in only 15 minutes.  Dr. John Knight is the founder and director of the Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research (CeASAR) at Children’s Hospital Boston and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.

          Lock Your Meds® is a national multi-media campaign designed to reduce prescription drug abuse by making adults aware that they are the “unwitting suppliers” of prescription medications being used in unintended ways, especially by young people.
Drug Watch logo   Prescription drug addiction is a disease of the brain, and people suffering from it require medical treatment to be cured. Millions of Americans suffer from substance abuse disorders involving prescription drugs. The side effects of abusing the drugs can be severe and life-threatening. Fortunately, treatment is available for addictions to some of the most addictive drugs like opioids, benzodiazepines and amphetamines.

Separate the myths from the facts. Developed by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, a trusted authority on addiction research.

Children's Safety Network  

Children’s Safety Network is dedicated to creating an environment where all children and youth are safe and healthy. They work to reduce injury, hospitalization, disability and death for all children and youth. Their goal is to equip states and territories to strengthen their capacity, utilize data and implement effective strategies to create injury and violence free environments.



  The Prevention Coalition is an informational site designed to educate parents, teachers and concerned community members about teen drug use and ways to prevent it.  The Prevention Coalition was founded by a group of retired school counselors and therapists to provide an accessible drug use and abuse prevention resource for parents, teachers, counselors and other concerned adults.


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Safeguard My Meds is a national educational program developed by Purdue Pharma to increase awareness about the importance of safe storage and disposal of prescription medicine in an effort to reduce the risk of misuse and abuse.




Up and Away and Out of Sight is an educational program to remind families about the importance of safe medicine storage.



Together, parents and other caretakers, health care providers, community leaders and educators can all make a difference and end medicine abuse.  Join our action campaign to learn how to safeguard your family and community from the devastation of heroin and other opiates and the abuse of prescription and over-the-counter medications.


Find a Rx Drop Box Near You!


The National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) has launched a program designed to significantly reduce the prescription drugs in American homes that are either no longer needed or outdated.  NADDI has developed this web page to provide the locations of law enforcement sites that are accepting prescription drugs throughout the United States.

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A public awareness program educating communities and parents about the health and safety risks of serving alcohol at teen parties. This program encourages parents and the ENTIRE community to send a unified message that teen alcohol consumption is unhealthy, unsafe and unacceptable.

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Solid Waste & Recycling Calendar

The Solid Waste and Recycling Calendar shows dates and details for events such as

  • Main Facility and Collection Center closings
  • Household Hazardous Waste Collection
  • Mulch Sales
  • Special event, like Earth Day
  • Meetings


Common Sense Media  

Common Sense is the nation's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in the 21st century.

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The CDC Rx Awareness campaign tells the real stories of people whose lives were torn apart by prescription opioids. The goal of the campaign is to increase awareness that prescription opioids can be addictive and dangerous.


Shatterproof is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to ending the devastation that addiction causes families.  "We will build a national organization that will treat addiction like the chronic disease that it is, offering evidence-based and tangible resources for prevention, treatment and recovery.  It will foster tolerance and compassion, and to dismantle the discrimination and judgment associated with this non-discriminating and devastating disease" - Gary Mendell