$625,000 Grant Awarded!

White House Drug Policy Awards $625,000 to LowCountry Alliance for Healthy Youth


Richard Baum, Acting Director of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), announced 719 Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program grants totaling $89 million. The grants will provide local community coalitions funding to prevent youth substance use, including prescription drugs, marijuana, tobacco, and alcohol. LowCountry Alliance for Healthy Youth was the only grant recipient in South Carolina and will receive $625,000 in DFC grant funds over a five year period, from 2017-2022, receiving $125,000 each year. The Community Foundation of the Lowcountry will serve as the fiscal agent.

Recognizing that local problems need local solutions, DFC-funded coalitions engage multiple sectors of the community and employ a variety of strategies to address local drug problems. Coalitions are comprised of community leaders, parents, youth/youth serving organizations, schools, faith-based and fraternal organizations, healthcare and business professionals, government, law enforcement, and media.

The Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program, created by the Drug-Free Communities Act of 1997, is the Nation’s leading effort to mobilize communities to prevent youth substance use. The DFC Program is directed by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), in partnership with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).




3D Driving

It’s summer time! ?
Have fun, but please be aware of the dangers of “3D Driving.”

Think driving Drunk, Drugged, or Distracted isn’t dangerous?
Think again… Stay safe! ??

Proper Medication Disposal

When your medicines are no longer needed, they should be disposed of promptly. Consumers and caregivers should remove expired, unwanted, or unused medicines from their home as quickly as possible 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

(This site is a partnership through Beaufort Memorial Hospital, Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office and LCAHY)

Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office – 70 Shelter Cove Ln., Hilton Head Island, SC

Walgreens, Okatie – 138 Okatie Center Blvd, Okatie, SC 29909

Ulmer Family Pharmacy – 68 Bluffton Rd. #6, Bluffton, SC 29910

Long’s Main Street Pharmacy – 120 W Main St., Ridgeland, SC 29936

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. Please check back to see local site locations.


Please follow the steps below for proper home disposal:

  1. 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.
  2.  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.