NCADD Rochester

DePaul's National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence – Rochester Area provides research-based substance abuse and problem gambling prevention services to a diverse population through education, support, resources, advocacy and referral.

Prescription Drug Abuse

Prescription-Drugs---TeenWhile overall drug abuse has decreased, prescription drug abuse is on the rise.

Medications left over from a prior surgery or pills on a nightstand or inside a purse are common in many households. Teens are abusing prescription drugs found at home.

To learn where to safely dispose of your unwanted, unused or expired medications go to the Monroe County Web site:

Fact Sheet (English)

Fact Sheet (Spanish)


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Safe Take-Back Day Toolkit

Heroin/Prescription Pain Medication Addiction Resources


Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict

An opioid and prescription drug abuse epidemic is sweeping the country, impacting all segments of society. To help raise awareness of this epidemic and to help educate young people on the dangers of addiction, the FBI and DEA have released the documentary Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict, a compilation of heart-wrenching first-person accounts by addicts and family members of addicts about their experiences.”

You will want to take the time to both view and widely share this 49-minute impactful video!

It can be downloaded free at the following website: