Teens for Healthy Youth

The mission of Teens for Healthy Youth (THY) is to promote positive teen health through:

    • Community Service
    • Youth Leadership
    • Positive Youth Development
    • Advocacy
    • Peer to Peer Education

Teens for Healthy Youth of LCAHY brochure 2018 2019 

THY is currently active in the following high schools:


If you would like more information, please contact:

Mrs. Laura Pirkey, LCAHY Youth Coordinator


Teens for Healthy Youth (THY) is an initiative of LowCountry Alliance for Healthy Youth.

Teens for Healthy Youth Co Grand Marshal of Bluffton Christmas Parade

December 7th, 2019

Teen for Healthy Youth (THY), the youth coalition of the LowCountry Alliance for Healthy Youth (LCAHY), and Peacock Automotive were chosen by Mayor Sulka and the Town of Bluffton to be the Grand Marshals of the 2019 Bluffton Christmas Parade. The town of Bluffton honored a business and a youth group, THY of Bluffton High School and May River High School, who partnered with the Town to support the Lutzie 43 Campaign, which raises awareness about distracted driving. Mayor Sulka stated that THY has worked endlessly to promote positive teen health. During the parade, the youth passed out Lutzie43 cards to encourage citizens to take 43 seconds to check and eliminate all possible driving distractions.  The Town of Bluffton and THY look forward to working on promoting positive teen health throughout the year.

Read Success Story Here!

Talk They Hear You

SAMHSA’s underage drinking prevention campaign helps parents and caregivers start talking to their children early about the dangers of alcohol.

This campaign aims to reduce underage drinking and substance use among youths under the age of 21 by providing parents and caregivers with information and resources they need to address alcohol and other drug use with their children early.



Proper Medication Disposal

Promptly remove expired, unwanted, or unused medicines from your home to help reduce the chance that others accidentally take or intentionally misuse the unneeded medicine, and to help reduce drugs from entering the environment. (www.fda.gov)

Here is a list of local sites that will take back and dispose of your unused medications all year round:

Open Drop Off:

  • Beaufort County Government Building – 4819 Bluffton Prkwy, Bluffton, SC 29910*
  • Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office – 70 Shelter Cove Ln., Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
  • Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office – 2001 Duke St., Beaufort, SC 29902
  • Bluffton Police Department – 101 Progressive Street, Bluffton, SC 29910**
  • Ulmer Family Pharmacy – 68 Bluffton Rd. #6, Bluffton, SC 29910
  • Walgreens, Okatie – 138 Okatie Center Blvd, Okatie, SC 29909

*In partnership with Beaufort Memorial Hospital, Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office, and LCAHY.

** In partnership with Bluffton Police Department and LCAHY.

Customers Only:

  • Burke’s Pharmacy – 1101 Main St., Hilton Head, SC 29926
  • Bluffton Pharmacy – 167 Bluffton Rd B, Bluffton, SC 29910

Free DisposeRx:

  • Walmart Pharmacies
  • Sams Club Pharmacies

(What is DisposeRx?)

LCAHY participates in National Take Back Day, which will be held on October 26th, 2019.

Beaufort County’s Bluffton Government Center

Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Center

Click here to find other locations<<

Proper Home Disposal:

Mix the medicines (do NOT crush tablets or capsules) with an unpalatable substance such as dirt, kitty litter, or used coffee grounds. This prevents thievery or diversion of medicines from the trash. Then, place the mixture in a container such as a zip-lock or sealable plastic bag, and throw the container away in your household trash. (www.fda.gov)

Safe Home Storage:

  1. Securely close all caps on medications after use.
  2. Remove medications from all locations that are easily accessible and in plain sight.
  3. Remind guest to choose safe storage of their medications while in your home.
  4. Talk to friends and family members about safe home storage.


JustPainKillers.com – Opioid Alternatives

Opioid Overdose

The Surgeon General’s Spotlight on Opioids

Beaufort County Library Resources