Online Resources and Programs

General Information

 
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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.

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Substance Use Resources

If you or someone you know has a problem with substances such as alcohol, prescription drugs, and/or other drugs, there are many national, state, and local resources available to help. If you think your drug and alcohol use has gotten out of control, or if you have tried to quit and have not been able to, you are not alone and there are resources available to help listed below.

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Mental Health Resources

Just like physical health issues such as diabetes or hypertension, a person’s mental health can be managed and maintained with the right treatment with a trained and qualified professional.  Help is available for those who may be experiencing a mental health problem. Many national and local resources are included. 

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Youth Mental Health Resources

Find mental health help near you.  It’s part of a nationwide trend: America’s youth are feeling depressed and anxious at a rate higher than the country has ever seen, and Chatham is part of that trend.  Find mental health resources specifically for youth here.

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Parents Toll-free Help Line: 1-855-DRUGFREE is a bilingual support service that offers assistance to parents and other primary caregivers of children who want to talk to someone about their child's drug use and drinking. This is a free service through the Partnership at DrugFree.org.

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

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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.

 

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.                

 

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.

 

Youth mental health resources for Chatham County.

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The Chatham Community Resource Hub is a mobile, co-located effort of many Chatham Health Alliance partner agencies. The Hub has events all over Chatham County to safety provide community members with FREE resources. Resources you will find at a Hub event include: meals from the Interfaith Food Shuttle, masks to protect our community during the pandemic, medication lock boxes to safely store medications in your home, medication disposal kits to dispose of unwanted medications, COVID-19 vaccines and information, car seat inspections and installation to keep your children safe, 4-H learning kits for fun and educational activities, and more!

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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.

Prevention

 
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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 

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Why is PREVENTION the answer?

Because Prevention WORKS!
North Carolina strives to provide all Prevention Professionals with the best training 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

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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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Prevention Action Alliance:  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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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.

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North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition (NCHRC) is a statewide grassroots organization dedicated to the implementation of harm reduction interventions, public health strategies, drug policy transformation, and justice reform in North Carolina.

 

Tobacco

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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. 

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Youth Tobacco Prevention

Despite major progress made in the 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.

Youth Tobacco and Vaping Cessation Resources

Alcohol

 
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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 

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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: http://www.talkitoutnc.org/#sthash.5igQOhrb.dpuf

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Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of people who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

Find Local Meetings in Chatham Area

Young People Meetings

24/7 Help Hotline: 919-286-9499

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Considered a crisis situation in the United States, excessive drinking and binge drinking are problems that require serious attention. The detrimental effect it has on public safety is more than worthy of all the effort necessary to not only reduce it but eradicate it. To learn more, click on the link to view the Infographic created by the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Online Master of Science in Health Informatics.

Prescription Medicine

 
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Partnership to End Addiction

 

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

Live Chatline - 1-855-378-4373                                                                                                              

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

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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.

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Lock Your Meds® is a national campaign designed to reduce prescription drug abuse. Produced by National Family Partnership® (NFP), the campaign seeks to make adults aware of their potential to become “unwitting suppliers” to those who would abuse their prescription medications.

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Lock Your Meds® North Carolina is a statewide 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

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NIDA – National Institute on Drug Abuse

NIDA For Parents

NIDA For Teens

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

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The Medicine Abuse Project. 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.

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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 events, like Earth Day

  • Meetings

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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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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.

Treatment

 
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Drug Watch. 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

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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

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SMART Recovery (Self Management And Recovery Training) is a non-profit organization that offers free behavioral science-based mutual support groups for abstaining from any substance or addictive behavior.  SMART Recovery helps people recover from many types of addictions, including alcohol, drugs, gambling, online gaming, and more.

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George Greger-Holt ggregerholt@gmail.com

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