CCC News

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day – 4/28/18

Aimed at providing a safe, convenient and anonymous means of disposing of unwanted prescription drugs, the DEA is once again sponsoring its National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, 4/28/18. The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, over 6 million Americans abused controlled prescription drugs. That number, unfortunately, continues to grow....

The Most Widely Misused Substance Among Teens

"Everyone drinks." "Coffee will help you sober up quickly." "Drinking is better than other drugs." Common statements...common misconceptions. Click here for SAMHSA's Center for Substance Abuse Prevention updated fact sheet entitled "Underage Drinking: Myths versus Facts. The fact sheet looks at the misconceptions surrounding underage drinking and offers valuable facts about the prevalence of alcohol use....

A Path to Wellness

Health and wellness are not synonyms. Health refers simply to a physical body being free from diseases, but wellness is an overall balance of your physical, social, spiritual, emotional, intellectual, environmental, and occupational well-being. On Tuesday, March 13th, the Coalition will be  hosting an evening entitled "A Path to Wellness", 6:30pm-8:30pm at the Commack Middle School. During this very special event for adults and high school...

The Power of Unplugging

Imagine a day without distractions. In our society, such a day is hard to imagine and for those with addiction, it's a day even harder to actualize. March 10, 2018 is #NationalDayofUnplugging. The project of Reboot, this day is meant to be a 24 hour global disconnect from technology and a re-connection with ourselves and loved ones in real time with a genuine opportunity for meditation and...

First National Pharmacy Chain to Offer Free Opioid Disposal Solution

Walmart is launching a first-of-its kind opioid disposal solution – available at no cost – in all company pharmacies. Known as DisposeRx, the small packet contains ingredients that, according to the manufacturer, when emptied into a pill bottle with warm water ultimately enable patients to responsibly dispose of leftover medications in their trash. The innovative disposal solution will now be provided in addition to ongoing counseling available to Walmart patients on...

Is There a Link Between Social Media and Teen Depression?

According to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there was a 33% increase in the number of teens experiencing depression, a 23% rise in teen suicide attempts, and a 31% surge in the number of teens who died by suicide in the five years between 2010 to 2015. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Foundation says suicide is now the second leading cause of death for young...