Training and Support
Overdoses can happen in unexpected situations and to anyone: a friend, a family member, a coworker, at home, outside, or in a public place. You may not know that someone is at risk of overdose- stigma prevents many who use drugs from telling others and physical distancing can create social isolation. Do you know how to help someone who has overdosed on opioids? Prince William Community Services is offering a free online class that will provide the knowledge and confidence you need to potentially save a life during an opioid overdose emergency. During this 60-minute virtual class, presented by a qualified instructor from the Behavioral Health Wellness team, you will learn:
- How to recognize the signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose.
- How to administer Narcan nasal spray to potentially reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.
- Other knowledge needed to fully respond to an opioid overdose emergency (what to do and not do).
The Department of Community Services is committed to improving the wellbeing of residents of Prince William County, the City of Manassas, and the City of Manassas Park who are affected by, or are at-risk of, developmental delays and disabilities, mental illness and/or substance use disorders through the provision and coordination of community-based resources that respect and promote the dignity, rights and full participation of individuals and their families. For Emergency Services 24/7 Call: 703-792-7800 in Manassas or 703-792-4900 in Woodbridge
Adult and Youth ServicesBehavioral health issues can affect your daily life in many profound ways. It can also make getting treatment and maintaining independence a challenge. Prince William County Community Services offers mental health and substance abuse case management, individual and group therapy for mental health and substance use disorders as well as for co-occurring disorders, peer support services, discharge planning, medication assisted treatment, and psychiatric services. Get on Track (GOT) treatment services also identify and treat adolescents and young adults (ages 16-25), who may be experiencing early signs of psychosis. Community Services ACCESS Program - Manassas
Prince William Community Services can offer you Deterra Medication Disposal Kits at no-cost to you.
Why do you need a disposal Kit?Unused and expired prescription and over the counter medications left unmonitored in home medicine cabinets can be a major risk to youth, adolescents, and even adults who live in or visit your home. Accidental and intentional ingestion of medication can lead to acute poisoning, drug overdose, and related side effects. Claim your free Deterra Medication Disposal Kit today by submitting the form below!
The Truth Initiative is dedicated to seeking, speaking, and spreading the truth on smoking, vaping, and nicotine. Here you can find tools to help quit smoking nd vaping.
- Parents can text QUIT to (202) 899-7550 to sign up to receive text messages designed specifically for parents of vapers.
- Teens and young adults can use "This is Quitting" a free quit-vaping and quit-smoking mobile program designed specifically for teens and young adults by texting DITCHJUUL to 88709.
Hear from 40+ of some of your favorite athletes, musicians, artists, designers, and others who you admire and trust to learn more about why and how they chose to live a drug-free lifestyle. Natural High website to uncover the skills and courage to live life well, free of substances. Looking to start a conversation with your friend or children about the risks of substance use? You can also find discussion questions for each storyteller video to help begin the conversation.
Find the resources and information you're looking for at our Prevention Resources Hub where we have collected dependable and credible sources of information for youth, young adults, parents, and adults. Can't find what you're looking for? Let us know, and we will make it our priority to get you connected to the resources you need!
Medication Disposal Kits
Prince William Community Services can provide you with Deterra Medication Disposal Kits at no-cost to you.
Why should every home have a disposal kit?
Unused and expired prescription and over the counter medications left unmonitored in home medicine cabinets can be a major risk to youth, adolescents, and even adults who live in or visit your home. Accidental and intentional ingestion of medication can lead to acute poisoning, drug overdose, and related side effects.
Claim your free Deterra Medication Disposal Kit today by submitting the form below!