The Rockwood Drug-Free Coalition offers many programs to support prevention efforts throughout the community. Click on one of the options on the left to learn more about a specific program, what it entails, and how you might become involved.
Alcohol Compliance Checks
We partner with local law enforcement to ensure merchants are checking IDs and adults are not purchasing for those under 21.
Targeted advertising in high schools, physician offices, and other venues helps us spread the wordabout various substance abuse risks.
Medication Take-Back Events
Several times a year, we collect unused medication so it cannot be abused.
Middle School Events Early release days can be high risk periods for middle school students. Many times, when unsupervised at shopping malls, movie theaters, parks, fast food restaurants or friends' homes, this is the first time youth try a tobacco product (cigarettes or hookah), alcohol or marijuana. We provide an alternative activity for 7th graders from each school and enlist high school students to serve as role models.
Social Hosting Ordinances
We help cities pass ordinances that encourage prosecution and and recovery of costs from adults who allow alcohol at youth parties.
Students in high school are invited to participate in RHORS, Rockwood Helping Others Remain Safe, and serve as mentors to middle school students. The Coalition provides funding for RHORS to put on community events and for middle school students to attend early release day events. Both of these provide substance-free alternatives for youth.
Student PSA and Poster Contest
This annual event invites students to design videos and posters with prevention messages. Winning entries are diplayed throughout the community.
High school students are encouraged to celebrate safe and sober during homecoming, prom and graduation.
Town Hall Meetings
Various prevention topics are presented to provide community members
knowledge to reduce substance abuse.
Rx Abuse Campaign
Have you heard of the heroin epidemic in St. Louis County? Heroin use is often preceeded by addiction to prescription opiods ... and these pain killers are often prescribed to youth who undergo oral surgery, orthopedic suregry and other procedures. We will use a $5,000 state grant to begin a physician and patient education campaign to address prescription medication abuse. Tool kits containing posters, pens and notepads will be used to remind physicians and parents of the dangers of prescribing and taking more medication than is necessary.
Join us in our efforts by contacting Renee Heney at 636-733-2136 or email@example.com.