This is a calendar of SRSLY Chelsea Events.
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. SRSLY is partnering with St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea hospital, the Chelsea Police Department, the Michigan Opioid Prescribing Engagement Network (MOPEN), and Chelsea Retirement Community to bring this event to Chelsea.
Do you have unused medications lying around at home? You are the first line of defense against medicine abuse! Most kids who abuse medicine say they get it from friends or family medicine cabinets. Do not flush any medicines! Dispose of your unused medications safely, without impacting our drinking water, by dropping them off on Take-Back Day.
Now is the time to get your Safe Home yard signs out of the garage and posted where visible in your yard for prom & graduation season! Keep them up until June 4.
Posting your sign makes a statement that you care about the welfare of young people in our community – and it communicates to other adults that they should, too! Post your sign and invite your neighbors to do the same if they haven’t already joined the SRSLY Safe Homes List!
A “SRSLY Safe Home” is a home in which the family has committed to providing a safe and substance-free environment for their children, and any other youth who spend time there. Kids and adults can be confident that minors under the age of 21 will not be offered or allowed to use drugs or alcohol while they are in these families’ homes.
All youth and adult community members are welcome to attend this regular SRSLY meeting to discuss preventing youth substance use. We’ll be talking about our summer events and how to stay involved over break! Dinner will be provided.
Anyone interested in helping with SRSLY’s mission is welcome to attend!
Project Sticker Shock is a community awareness campaign designed to educate adults who might purchase alcohol and illegally provide it to minors. The project unites youth, business owners, parents and law enforcement in a partnership striving for a common goal: to reduce underage drinking.
During Project Sticker Shock, students use posters and bright green stickers that read “It is illegal for any person 21 or older to purchase/provide alcohol to minors. Fines are up to $2,500 or 1 year in jail. SRSLYchelsea.org,” to deter adults from buying alcohol for minors.
Stickers are placed on retail alcohol and offered to staff to wear for the day. Posters are placed in store entryways to help increase awareness and demonstrate each business’s commitment to keeping alcohol out of the hands of minors.
Project Sticker Shock takes place three times per year. Spring Sticker Shock is held right before Prom in an effort to reduce youth access to alcohol.