Welcome to Pend Oreille County’s
Prevention Program

About Prevention

Our prevention program consists of activities and science-based best practices that focus on reducing underage alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) access and use in our county and include parent/adult participation.   These programs are made possible by the following funding sources:  The Drug Free Communities Grant and The Washington State Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR).

Please contact Carrie McKinley at 509-447-5651 for more information on prevention programs including WA Drug Free Youth (WDFY), SADD club, Girl Power or the Pend Oreille County Youth Task Force.  We welcome your questions and input.

Spread the word the Biayakathon is coming up in September again!

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Pend Oreille County Counseling Services Prevention Program in conjunction with the Pend Oreille County Youth task Force was awarded the Drug Free Communities Support Program Grant (DFC). The DFC is a Federal Grant administered by the Office of Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) through The White House and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

We are proud to introduce the WA Drug Free Youth program to our area and even more proud of the students who have made the choice to live drug and alcohol free.

This program is available to all Newport students in 6th-12th grade. Cusick School District now offers the program to 7th – 12th graders! Please click the link on the right to find out more and to see which super cool merchants are supporting our drug free youth.

Help Them Know!

What keeps children substance-free?

Communication, Information, Education and Participation

Children are less at-risk when:

  • Parents communicate their expectations
  • Adults listen, spend time with them and tell them not to use
  • They feel like their community cares about them
  • They have something positive to do with their time

You may feel like there’s nothing you can do, but children are listening and they will hear you. So send them positive messages about their role in the community and about staying substance-free. Get involved in helping children make the right choices.

Help Keep Drugs out of the Hands of Teens by Safely Disposing Unused or Expired Prescription Drugs

NEW Permanent Drop Box

Available 24hrs day 7 days a week

At the Pend Oreille County
Sheriff’s Office
331 S. Garden Ave, Newport WA