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Making the Connection


Find Your Good Toolkit

The campaign aims to promote healthy activities and positive interactions between youth, to help youth recognize there are other choices than using substances.

This toolkit is part of our Youth Now initiative and materials are available to download at the Youth Now website.


Secure Your Cannabis Campaign

Most Washington and Clark County teens are not using cannabis, yet 44% of Clark County and 49% of Washington tenth graders in 2018 said cannabis was easy to get. To protect young minds you can know the Washington laws, start talking with youth about underage cannabis use and keep cannabis secure.

This campaign was developed to deliver prevention messaging and a call to action directly to cannabis consumers and is developed in partnership with prevention professionals, educators, health care providers and cannabis retailers.

Cannabis Conversations

Cannabis Conversations Toolkit

The Cannabis Conversations toolkit gives tips to adults on starting prevention talks with youth about marijuana. These conversation-starter ideas are open to all adults including parents, educators, healthcare professionals, aunts, uncles, youth leaders and more.

This toolkit is part of our Youth Now initiative and materials are available to download at the Youth Now website.


Starts with One Campaign

Opioids are now one of the leading causes of injury-related deaths in Washington State. More people die from overdose than from car crashes. The Starts with One campaign is designed to inform and educate young adults, their parents, and older adults about the dangers of prescription drug misuse and the importance of safe storage, use, and disposal.

Making the Connection Toolkit

Making the Connection Toolkit

The Making the Connection Toolkit provides interactive modules that reveal the connection between ACEs, toxic stress, brain development, and youth substance use. The toolkit helps educators engage youth with realistic examples, current science, and engaging activities to help youth make personal connections to the material while building resilience and coping skills.

This toolkit is intended for parents and adults to present to the youth they work with, mentor, or care for and is part of the Youth Now initiative.


Locks Save LivesLocks Save Lives

This campaign prevents youth opioid abuse by encouraging adults to use lock boxes for their prescription medications. Ease of access is the #1 reason youth misuse prescription drugs. A toolkit is available that includes a collection of high-quality downloadable materials for use by prevention coalitions and community organizations in their communities.

Weed Can Wait.

Weed Can Wait Campaign

This campaign is intended to reach high risk youth, and may not be a prevention message that suits all youth. This is a positive campaign focusing on reminding youth of the many reasons they can choose not to use marijuana.

This campaign has been made available via licensing agreement to local organizations and community partners who want to share this messaging. View the campaign details, research and licensing agreements below.

Why Safely Dispose of Medication?

To Protect our Kids & the Environment

1. Stop accidental poisoning
  • About half of the Washington State Poison Center calls are related to young children accidentally ingesting medications found at home1.
  • Young children, pets, and seniors are at risk of accidental poisonings by unlocked medications in the home.
  • In the case of an accidental ingestion, call the Poison Help number, 1-800-222-1222, open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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2. Reduce Access to prescription drugs

More than 4 in 10 teens who misused or abused a prescription drug took it from their parent’s medicine cabinet.2 Keep all medications, alcohol, and marijuana locked and out of reach of teens and young children.

3. Keep our waterways and environment healthy
  • Reduce chemicals in the environment by disposing of medications at a drug take back site.
  • Do not flush medications down the toilet or drain – drugs are harmful to our water and our environment.3
  • Do not throw away medication in the trash – it’s easily accessible to people going through trash, or it will eventually end up in our water or environment.

1. Washington Poison Center:, 2017
2. Partnership for Drug Free Kids
3. Environmental Protection Agency, How to Dispose of Medicines Properly, 2011

Unwanted or Unused Medications?

Safely dispose of medications at a local drug take back site and note the specifications for medication return at each site.

Find the closest site to you at

Remember: Keep any medications in your home out of reach and locked away.

Prescription Drug Disposal Events in Southwest Region

As of October 26, 2019, over 37,246.6 lbs. of prescription and over-the-counter medications have been collected at drug take-back events throughout the Southwest Washington Region of Clark, Skamania and Klickitat counties.

Prescription Drug Disposal Events in Clark County

FREE Year-Round Disposal of Medications and Sharps

Unwanted medications and Sharps can be disposed of year-round at several collection sites across Clark and Skamania counties:

Safely Dispose Meds

Prescription Medications

  • Medications do not need to be in the original container unless otherwise specified
  • Remove or obscure all patient information from containers
  • All sites take liquids unless otherwise specified


Disposing of Sharps and Over-the-Counter Medications?

  • Use an approved sharps container when transporting sharps
  • If an approved sharps container is not available, use a rigid plastic container with a lid (ex: plastic milk jug) and label the container: WARNING SHARPS — DO NOT RECYCLE
  • The transfer stations also accept over-the-counter medications and inhalers

Sharps are only accepted at sites listed below:

  • Central Transfer & Recycling
  • Ridgefield Police
  • Washougal Transfer Station
  • West Van Materials Recovery
Battle Ground Police

(360) 342-5100
507 SW 1st St.,
Battle Ground
Open: M-F, 10 to 5

Vancouver Police: East

521 SE 155th Avenue
Open: M-F, 8 to 5

Walgreens Fishers Landing

(Fisher’s Landing)
(360) 885-2938
1905 SE 164th Ave
Open: 24 hours/day
Call for availability

Walgreens Salmon Creek

(Salmon Creek)
(360) 574-0914
2100 NE 139th St.
Open: M-F; 8am-10pm, Sa, 9am-6pm, Su, 10am-6pm
Call for availability

Skamania County Sheriff’s Office

509-427-9490 ex. 2008
200 Vancouver Ave NW, Stevenson
Open: 24 hours/day
*Rx Liquids Only*

Central Transfer & Recycling Center

(360) 256-8482
11034 NE 117th Ave, Vancouver
Open: M-F: 6am–6pm;  Sat-Sun: 8am–4pm

Washougal Transfer Station

(360) 835-2500
4020 S. Grant Street, Washougal
Open: M-F: 7am–5pm; Sat-Sun: 8am–4pm

Camas Police

(360) 834-4151
2100 NE 3rd Ave.
Open: M-F, 8 to 5

Ridgefield Police

(360) 887-3556
116 North Main
Open: M-F, 8:30 to 5

Vancouver Police: West

(360) 487-7345
2800 Stapleton Rd.
Open: M-F, 8 to 5

West Van Materials Recovery Center

(360) 737-1727
6601 NW Old Lower River Rd, Vancouver
Open: M-F: 6am–6pm; Sat-Sun: 8am–4pm

Washougal Police

(360) 835-8701
1302 A Street
Open: M-F, 9 to 5

PeaceHealth Southwest Outpatient Pharmacy

(360) 514-2294
400 NE Mother Joseph Pl, Vancouver
Open: M-F, 9-8:30
*Meds in original packaging only*
*NO Controlled Medications*

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Reports & Data

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