Awake Community Coalition is a coalition of dedicated and concerned community members working together to address the risk factors associated with youth substance abuse, and to promote healthy lifestyles through the use of evidence based prevention programs to educate our youth about the dangers of substance abuse in hopes it will empower them to make informed choices in their own lives.
Founded in the Fall of 2008 by a grassroots group of law enforcement, parents, faith, township governments, educators, youth, and business owners, to help our youth make safe and healthy choices by working with schools, parents, youth, and the community to prevent and reduce alcohol, marijuana, and other drug use.
Awake offers many resources for youth, families, and the community including educational materials and instant drug cups. Please call our office at 419-877-0466 ext. 12037 for more information.
In addition, Awake provides parents and community members a list of resources available in the community as well as links to publications and additional resources.
MED RETURN BOXES
The Awake Community Coalition in collaboration with the Monclova Fire Department and the Waterville and Whitehouse Police Departments offer three permanent med return boxes for proper disposal of unused and unwanted medications.
Using ID Scanners at your next community event where alcohol is being served is just one way our community can take part in preventing underage drinking.
Although only a tool, the Identification (ID) Checker can verify that the card holder is of legal drinking age. It can also detect a potential false identification card.
Download the brochure for more information on how to borrow the scanners for your next event.
Awake has put together Resource Kits to help educate parents. These kits include materials to educate parents on the dangers of underage drinking, tobacco, marijuana and other drugs, signs of substance abuse, and long term effects. Numerous educational brochures on individual substances are included as well. If you would like a resource kit, please call our office at 419-877-0466 ext. 12037
Awake received a grant from The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy and The Cardinal Health Foundation to educate youth, parents, and the community members about the dangers of misusing prescription medications and the importance of properly storing and disposing of unused and unwanted medications. For more information about Generation RX, Click Here.
In addition to these programs, Awake offers community programs, parent programs and resources, student prevention education, and drug take back days.