AWAKE to a Safe & Healthy Community is a Drug Free Communities Coalition serving the Anthony Wayne area. All law enforcement agencies serving this area take part in the coalition and are working together specifically to address underage drinking, prescription drug abuse and marijuana prevalence.
One of our coalition’s duties is to assess available resources within the community that may have impact on drug and alcohol issues. Another such duty, equally valuable, is to partner with other 501c3organization’s that serve the Anthony Wayne area. Such an organization must share and deliver services that support our mission. A Renewed Mind is one such organization. They have partnered with AWAKE to provide substance use educational seminars to community members as well as provided counseling services to youth, adults and families struggling with addiction. Furthermore, A Renewed Mind and AWAKE have assisted the Ohio Attorney General’s office and Lucas County Sheriff’s Department to provide training specific to combat today’s opiate epidemic.Instant Drug Testing Kits. The kits will include:1 instant on-site drug test: Opiates, THC, Amphetamines, MDM, Cocaine 1 instant alcohol test (saliva-based & results in 2 minutes)
Materials to educate parents on the types of drug teens are using, signs of substance abuse and long term effect
A parent’s guide of navigating the teen years
Numerous educational brochures on individual substances
Laboratory confirmation available for any positive test All tests commercial grade and 99.9% accurate
"TIPS" training gives owners, managers, and staff of establishments that serve alcohol the knowledge and skills to help them serve alcohol responsibly. Studies have shown that seller-server training results in positive changes such as increased ID checks of customers who appear to be underage and denial of service to obviously intoxicated customers and arrangement of alternate transportation, resulting in a decrease in drunk driving . Immediate benefits to the business include reduced exposure to alcohol liability lawsuits, decreased penalties for alcohol violations, and in many cases lower insurance premiums. In an effort to make this training readily available locally, the Anthony Wayne Community Coalition (AWAKE) sent two law enforcement officers from the ares for a two day Seller-Server Certification training class. Contact us for the AWAKE office for more information on upcoming classes.
Teens are making the decision to abuse prescription medicines based on misinformation. To learn more, visit http://www.drugabuse.gov. In an effort to prevent this misuse of prescription medications, AWAKE sponsors Drug Drop Take Back Day in collaboration with the area fire departments and law enforcement. Area residents are encouraged to dispose of their unneeded and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications in a safe, environmentally-friendly way. Check back again for the date and time of our next Drug Drop Off Day.
A workshop for parents, school professionals and youth workers to identify indicators of alcohol and other drug use as well as other high risk behaviors of youth. CLICK to see brochure