Prevention- Opiates and Prescription Medication

Here are some tips to ensure safe use of your medicationt

  • Educate yourself and your child about the dangers of prescription medication
  • Set clear rules and monitor behavior
  • Lock your medication
  • Take inventory
  • Properly dispose of old and unused medications in a Big Red Barrel. The Big Red Barrels are permanent prescription drug collection units found throughout Livingston County and the State of Michigan that collect all unused and unwanted prescription medication.
  • Pass information along to your friends

What to do if your child already has a problem: Green Oak 1

-If you suspect your teen is using drugs, do not wait to do something about it. Visit the local resources section of this website for a list of Livingston and Washtenaw County substance abuse treatment providers.

-Visit the Livingston County Community Alliance’s YouTube channel which helps guide Livingston County parents on how to find help for their child

-You can also visit the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) at for a listing of treatment centers in your area. You can also call their toll-free number (800) 662-HELP.