Rockwood Drug-Free Coalition provides leadership, education and resources to prevent and address substance abuse among youth.
Funding is provided through a federal Drug-Free Communities grant award, as well as additional state and regional grant awards and in-kind contributions from many community partners.
Join us in our work to create a safer community. Click here to volunteer
View upcoming meetings and current programs.
Permanent Medication Drop Boxes in the Rockwood Area:
Ballwin Police Dept., 300 Park Dr. (off Manchester Rd.)
Eureka Police Dept., 120 City Hall Dr. (Hwy 109 south of I-44)
St. Louis County Police - West County Precinct, 232 Vance Rd, Valley Park (Hwy 141 and I-44)
Medication Take-Back Event: Saturday, September 27th 10:00 - 2:00. Various Police Dept and City Hall locations.
What can parents and other caring adults do to help reduce the likelihood that children engage in risky behavior? They can help youth develop building blocks of healthy development. These are known as 40 Developmental Assets. Visit our resource page for more information.
Safe homecoming celebrations are encouraged for all Rockwood students this fall. Students, please come HOME from HOMECOMING safe and sober. Parents, please monitor parties to prevent alcohol consumption among minors. Businesses, schools and law enforcement partners, thank you for your important role in raising awareness and deterring risky behavior.
Red Ribbon Week is October 19th - 25th. We look forward to working with schools to provide meaningful student activities and learning opportunities during this important drug awareness and prevention week.
Where are you getting your information on marijuana?
- Regular users can experience a drop in IQ of 8 points
- Early users are 4 times more likely to become addicted
- THC levels in marijuana today are much higher than a generation ago
- Age 13 is the average age of first marijuana use in Missouri
- Legalizing and regulating alcohol has not prevented minors from consuming it. The same will likely be true with marijuana.
- Tax revenues generated from legalized marijuana sales will not even begin to offset the cost to society in lost productivity and health care.
Think again about the impact of legal marijuana in the state of Missouri.
Monitoring Marijuana's Momentum in Missouri
Marijuana has been one of the leading topics of discussion for media outlets, debates, town hall meetings, and most recently, public policy and legislation in Missouri. As a result, many people are confused by the language, unsure of the facts, and divided in their beliefs.
In this 19-minute video, Detective Sgt. Jason Grellner, past president of Missouri's Narcotics Officers' Association, discusses the current legislation, ballot initiatives, the latest developments, and other current actions of marijuana's biggest proponent, Show-me Cannabis. He also provides an update on which bills are gaining momentum, and what concerned citizens can do in response. Watch Video
Visit our Resources page for more information and new updates.
Congratulations to this year's student winners! View all winning entries on our PSA & Poster Contest page at left. PSAs and posters are airing on various TV channels this summer and on display throughout the community.
Missouri Coalition of the Year
Rockwood Drug-Free Coalition was recognized as the 2013 Coalition of the Year by ACT Missouri and the Missouri Division of Behavioral Health. The award – presented at the November 2013 year-end annual substance abuse prevention conference in Lake Ozarks, Missouri – honors a coalition that has demonstrated sustained excellence in the areas of community outreach, advocacy, media, education and training. In March 2014, Rockwood School District recognized the coalition for this distinction.
Congratulations to Renee Heney who received NCADA's 2014 Community Service Award at the prevention leader's annual Spring Luncheon.
Visit the pages at left for valuable youth and adult resources, including hotlines, tip sheets, assessment services, prevention programs and more.
E-cigarette use is on the rise, for both nicotine and marijuana vaping. Learn more about risks by visiting our Resource and Current News pages.
Webinars and videos related to substance abuse and prevention:
View this 1-hour must-see webcast. Additional webcasts on marijuana, heroin, other prescription drugs and underage drinking are also available through this link.
Anatomy of an Overdose: This 20-minute St. Louis-produced video on heroin is available for school and community viewing.
Medication Abuse Medication Take-Back Events Social Hosting Ordinances
Youth involvement is a critical component of substance abuse prevention. We encourage teens to serve as student advisors to the coalition and as mentors to younger students. We provide leadership training and seek engagement in all aspects of our strategic planning and program implementation.
If you need resources on substance abuse, or the number of a hotline, click here.