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WaylandCares supports Wayland Public school and The MetroWest Health Foundation in implementing and evaluating The MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey every 2 years at both Wayland Middle School and Wayland High School. We use this data to identify trends in both healthy and risky behaviors, identify areas of concern and to guide our work in encouraging youth and families to make healthy decisions around substance use. Here are some key findings from the 2014 MetroWest Adolscent Health Survey.
Please dispose of your unused medication 24 hours a day at the Wayland Police Department. The drop box is located directly inside the lobby and is always available for anonymous, safe, and environmentally friendly disposal.
Tips to help prevent prescription-drug abuse:
- Keep medicines in a locked cabinet in the bedroom or linen closet. They should be labeled and in their original containers. If you use medication organizers, keep those secured too.
- Take an inventory of your medications so you know what you have and dispose of drugs you no longer need.
- Take your medications to the Police drop-off box on a regular basis.
- Liquid medication should be absorbed in kitty litter or coffee grounds and disposed in your garbage on the day of trash pickup.
- Sharps and syringes enclosed properly in a plastic container marked “SHARPS” may be disposed of at the Town Transfer Station.
- Medications should not be flushed down the toilet, this contaminates the ground and water supply.
- Never tell children their medicine is like candy, and warn them not to share medicine.
- Changes in children’s behavior or grades can be a sign of drug misuse. If you discover that your children have loose medication, take it to the pharmacy for identification or look it up on a drug-identification website.
EMPOWER – Leadership, Communication & Collaboration for youth
WaylandCares is a community coalition and that means we can’t do what we do without you!
There are many ways to get involved with WaylandCares:
• Join the Mailing List
• Attend a WaylandCares Coalition Meeting
We meet on the third Tuesday of every month from 7:45-9:00AM at Wayland High School
• Join a Committee
• Attend a Parent Education Night
For more information on how you can get involved with WaylandCares, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Your generous donations are accepted to help educate our community on how to stay healthy.
Please consider sharing your time and talents with us — and with our community. Learn more to find out the different ways to volunteer.
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