In 2018, the St. Lawrence County Public Health Department received funding to help combat the opioid epidemic our community is facing. The funding is being used to increase the number of providers in our area who provide treatment, help reduce the stigma associated with substance use, and provide education and support to health care providers, community partners, and residents.
Below you will find information on a county-wide opioid task force known as Partners 4 Substance Use Prevention, Narcan and Narcan Training, the most current version of the St. Lawrence County Mental Health & Substance Use Resource Guide, safe medication disposal sites, and more. Click on the links for detailed information!
TRAINING: From ACES to Assets: The Impact of Stress on Education
*Disclaimer: The above recordings took place on November 3rd, 2020 and November 12th, 2020. The information discussed is relevant to what was known at the time of the recordings*
Partners 4 Substance Use Prevention Coalition Meeting Recordings:
Friday, July 10th, 2020: Friday July 10th, 2020
Friday, August 21st, 2020: Friday, August 21st, 2020
Friday, March 19th, 2021: Plants of the Gods - Their Sacred, Healing, and Hallucinogenic Powers
Opioids in St. Lawrence County
The Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization (FDRHPO) conducted a thorough investigation of our community to gain insight on opioid use in St. Lawrence County. Between December 2018 and June 2019, FDRHPO conducted interviews with local "key informants", held forums and focus groups in community locations, and gathered and analyzed other important data. All of which can be found in this report FDRHPO put together: Opioids in St. Lawrence County Report.
Return excess or expired medications to reduce the possibility of misuse. For a complete listing of all St. Lawrence County safe medication disposal sites.
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