DRUG FREE MCKINNEY

May 26, 2022

Healthcare Workers- Valued Partners in Substance Abuse Prevention

This month, we'd like to recognize healthcare workers for their role in substance abuse prevention. As we face rising challenges in mental health and substance abuse and addiction, we want to equip our professional partners with support and resources.


Providers Clinical Support System (PCSS) is a national training and clinical mentoring project developed in response to the prescription opioid misuse epidemic and the availability of pharmacotherapies to treat opioid use disorder.

PCSS trains health professionals to provide effective, evidence-based, medication-assisted treatments to patients with opioid use disorder in primary care, psychiatric care, substance use disorder treatment, and pain management settings.

Click below or go to Home - Providers Clinical Support System: Resources for PCPs (pcssnow.org) for more information!

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES- Get Connected to Professionals!

SAMHSA’s National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357) (also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service), or TTY: 1-800-487-4889 is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations.

Also visit the online treatment locator, or send your zip code via text message: 435748 (HELP4U) to find help near you. Read more about the HELP4U text messaging service.

Thank you to Susan Hoemke!

We were glad to host author Susan Hoemke on May 13th for our monthly coalition meeting.

Please check out her YouTube channel, "Healing Scarred Hearts". Mark your calendars for our next meeting on September 9th at 12 pm- we are excited to feature HIDTA and highlight the upcoming Red Ribbon Week events for 2022!

I Am Addiction Disease

Texas Tobacco-Free Conference: July 26 – 29, 2022

The Say What! Conference offers a variety of opportunities for all youth groups working on tobacco-free policies, tobacco prevention related issues, and other projects that may be occurring in the school or community.

Both youth and adult participants will be able to attend a variety of breakout sessions from Say What! Teen Ambassadors, Say What! youth groups, and experts from diverse fields discussing a range of topics such as:

o The basics of tobacco products and their health effects

o The evolution of e-cigarettes and their health effects

o Addiction to nicotine products and other drugs including marijuana

o Networking and teambuilding

o Using social media to further your advocacy efforts

o How to work with your school and community to help combat the youth vaping epidemic

o Fundraising

Youth groups will also choose a project planning track to help create and plan a tobacco prevention project for their school or community.

Sponsors and other adult participants will be able to attend specialized sessions that focus on youth-adult partnerships, positive youth development, and burnout prevention. Sponsors and adult participants who are brand new to Say What! will also be able to attend an info session to learn more about the Say What! program, resources offered, and the best way to get involved in the movement.

2019 Say What! Conference Highlight Video

Project Graduation 2022

We were proud to sponsor Project Graduation 2022 in McKinney over the weekend! Follow along and be sure to support next year's event at http://www.mckinneys-project-graduation.com/ or on Facebook @McKinneysProjectGraduation.
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THE 2022 THEME- RED RIBBON WEEK

We’re excited to announce the 2022 National Red Ribbon Week Theme, Celebrate Life. Live Drug Free.™. Created by Emily King, Chelsea Abbott, and Celise Wicker, 7th graders at Wayland-Cohocton Middle School in Wayland, New York, the Theme is a reminder that everyday Americans across the country make significant daily contributions to their communities by being the best they can be because they live Drug-Free!
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We'd love to hear from you about getting connected with substance prevention in Collin County!