Youth Services/BOWDAAC Events
Drug Take Back Day
The DEA’s National Drug Take Back Day will be held on Saturday, April 22nd from 10:00am-2:00pm at High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road in Orange. All unused/unwanted/expired medications will be taken (including liquids, sharps, and pet medications). Volunteers from the National Pharmacy Association will be on site to answer any questions, along with the Orange Police Department and CERT.
We were lucky enough to have 6 copies signed by the author and donated to us of a child/teen book titled ‘Buzz to Buzzkill.’ The books were donated by Susan Larkin who is the Director of Curriculum for the Yale School of Medicine, a life coach, a Woodbridge resident, and a member of BOWDAAC. The book explains how addiction is formed with regards to dopamine and the addiction pathway in the brain. It uses language (and pictures) that is understandable for kids/teens, but can be helpful for anyone who may be exposed to alcohol.