Information for Youth: Marijuana affects brain development
On August 3rd, the Town of Bluffton, in partnership with the Lutzie 43 Foundation, will host its first Lutzie 43 Road Race. The 5k course
will run through the Bluffton Historic District starting at 7:30 a.m.
To register please visit, https://www.classy.org/event/
The mission of Teens for Healthy Youth (THY) is to promote positive teen health through:
- Community Service
- Youth Leadership
- Positive Youth Development
- Peer to Peer Education
THY is currently active in the following high schools:
- Bluffton High School – Advisor: Laura Pirkey firstname.lastname@example.org
- Hilton Head Christian Academy – Advisor: Deirdre Johns email@example.com
- Hilton Head Island High School– Advisor: Alex Mazur firstname.lastname@example.org
- Hilton Head Preparatory School – Advisor: Marilyn Calore email@example.com
- May River High School – Advisor: Joy Nelson firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
SAMHSA’s National Prevention Week
Is an annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, mental and/or substance use disorders.
Each year around this observance, communities and organizations across the country come together to raise awareness about the importance of substance use prevention and positive mental health.
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
- Walgreens, Okatie – 138 Okatie Center Blvd, Okatie, SC 29909
- Ulmer Family Pharmacy – 68 Bluffton Rd. #6, Bluffton, SC 29910
*In partnership with Beaufort Memorial Hospital, Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office, and LCAHY.
- Burke’s Pharmacy – 1101 Main St., Hilton Head, SC 29926
- Bluffton Pharmacy – 167 Bluffton Rd B, Bluffton, SC 29910
- Walmart Pharmacies
- Sams Club Pharmacies
(What is DisposeRx?)
LCAHY participates in National Take Back Day, which will be held on October 26th, 2019.
Please check back to see local participating site 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:
- Securely close all caps on medications after use.
- Remove medications from all locations that are easily accessible and in plain sight.
- Remind guest to choose safe storage of their medications while in your home.
- Talk to friends and family members about safe home storage.
E-cigarette use poses a significant – and avoidable – health risk to young people in the United States. Besides increasing the possibility of addiction and long-term harm to brain development and respiratory health, e-cigarette use is associated with the use of other tobacco products that can do even more damage to the body. Even breathing e-cigarette aerosol that someone else has exhaled poses potential health risks. (surgeongeneral.gov)
Get the facts. Know the risks. Take action. And get resources.
Go to the Surgeon General’s Website.