Programs & Services

Programs & Trainings

Tioga ASAP Coalition aims to work with organizations, schools, and communities to provide a variety of quality programs and training, including:

  • Hidden in Plain Sight
  • Overdose Prevention/Reversal training
  • Current Substance Use Trends
  • Your Brain and Addiction Basics
  • Youth Lead Out Loud Event
  • Youth Coalition
  • Staff Development trainings
  • Community Resilience Model 
  • Trauma Informed Practices training

Safety Services

Why Medication Lockboxes Matter

In our busy world, medicines keep us healthy, but sometimes people use them the wrong way. That’s where medication lockboxes come in. These lockboxes are meant for keeping medications and other substances safe and secure. Let’s find out why they’re so important for Tioga County and how they stop people from misusing substances.

Preventing Accidental Access

Medication lockboxes prevent curious folks from accidentally getting into medications or other substances. They have combination locks or keys to make sure adults can relax, knowing substances are secure and out of reach.

Fighting Prescription Drug Misuse

Misusing prescription drugs is a big problem. Medication lockboxes help by preventing access from those not meant to take them. They create a barrier, making it hard for anyone to misuse or share medications without permission. This protects people and helps prevent substance misuse.

Encouraging Responsible Medicine Use

Lockboxes help us to be responsible with our medicines. They remind us to store them safely and dispose of them the right way. Using lockboxes means fewer mistakes, like taking the wrong medicine, and helps us protect the environment by not tossing meds in the trash or down the drain. It’s all about taking care of our community.

Empowering People with Chronic Illnesses

If you have a long-term illness, lockboxes are like your medicine guardians. They keep your meds safe, so you don’t have to worry about others using them. With a lockbox, you can stick to your treatment plan and avoid emergencies. It’s like having a personal helper for your medicines.

Medication lockboxes do a lot to keep our communities safe and healthy. They stop prescription drug misuse, accidental access, theft, and improper disposal. By keeping medicines secure and promoting responsible use, lockboxes help everyone stay safe and well. Let’s make sure more people use lockboxes for a safer community!

SafeRx locking bottles are another essential resource in efforts to prevent substance misuse. These bottles come equipped with a 4 digit combination lock, allowing individuals to secure their medications, ensuring that only authorized users have access.

Safe Medication Disposal

It’s super important to toss out old or extra medicines the right way so we can keep our community safe and our planet happy. If we throw them in the trash or flush them down the toilet, it can cause problems for people and the environment.

But no worries, Deterra Bags are here to help! They are special bags that make it easy and safe to get rid of old or unused medications. Just put your extra pills in the bag, add some water, seal it up, and voila! The bag makes the medicines safe to throw away. No need to worry about anyone getting sick accidentally, misusing them, or hurting our environment.

Having cabinet locks at home is a big deal! It helps families and communities talk about keeping medications, alcohol, cannabis, and tobacco products safe.

Ways you can use cabinet locks for a safer home:

For Medication Safety

Cabinet locks make us think about the right way to store medicines. They remind us to be careful and keep them safe from curious hands. By using cabinet locks, we take charge of our health and protect those around us.

Responsible Alcohol, Cannabis, And Tobacco Product Storage

Cabinet locks can keep young people from access to  alcohol, cannabis products, and tobacco products, especially in homes with kids or people at risk. They stop kids from getting to alcohol and help everyone be responsible about drinking.

Here’s why locking up alcohol and other substances matters

Prevent Kids from Drinking and Experimenting

Cabinet locks make it hard for kids to get to alcohol and other substances that they may be tempted to try when no adults are around. This keeps them safe from the dangers of experimenting with substances that are illegal for them to have. In NYS someone must be 21 to buy or consume alcohol, cannabis, and tobacco products legally. Locking up these substances means less chance of accidents, health problems, or legal problems.

Keep Homes Safe

Cabinet locks not only stop people from substance use without permission but also keep our homes safer. Kids won’t accidentally get access to substances or other items which will help to prevent emergencies and make your home a safer place to live.

Using cabinet locks shows that we care about ourselves, our families, and our community. It helps us be responsible with medication, alcohol, and other substance use.

Professional Services and Technical Assistance

Expert Speaker Presentations

Expert speaker presentations are available both in-person and virtually, providing engaging and informative content on a range of topics. Our experts can tailor presentations to meet local needs and are based in research and best practices. Whether delivered face-to-face or through virtual platforms, our presentations are designed to be dynamic and adaptable to various settings and audiences.

Some example topics are:

  • How to talk to your child about substance use- communication and strategies
  • Youth vaping, alcohol, marijuana, and prescription drug misuse prevention
  • Overviews of youth substance use and risk for addiction
  • The role of risk and protective factors in prevention
  • Trauma Informed Framework Implementation and Support

Technical Assistance and Guidance

We are available to provide varying levels of guidance and involvement. Services include:

  • Trainings for staff
  • Expert presentations or facilitated workshops and meetings
  • Policy Development and Assessment
  • Needs assessment and guidance in selecting the best strategies to address identified needs
  • Focus Group Facilitation
  • Key Informant Interview Facilitation
  • Environmental Scans

Resource Documents

Helpful Community Resources