Here are some things you can do to take part in the fight against heroin:

 

  Like Us on Facebook. Stay informed with the latest on the Not Even Once campaign, upcoming forums and events, and news about issues surrounding heroin in our community.
 
Attend a Heroin Town Hall Meeting. Listen to speakers addressing issues faced by the community, law enforcement, and those in treatment and recovery.
 
  Rally Against Heroin. Join a local group demonstrating against heroin. Here are some of the scheduled anti-heroin rallies in the metro St. Louis region. None in your area? Consider starting a rally group of your own.

 

Wear a Not Even Once bracelet or t-shirt. Show your support for the cause by wearing the not-even-once orange wristband (pick them up for free at NCADA - 8790 Manchester Rd 63144). If you bowled with us, wear your Strike Down Heroin t-shirt, or you can order a Not Even Once t-shirt here.

 

  Safely Store and Dispose of Drugs. More than 70% of teens using prescription drugs recreationally get them from a friend or relative. And almost all heroin users started out abusing prescription drugs, especially painkillers. Take measures to store your medications securely, and dispose of unused and expired medications at an approved medication drop box or take-back event.
 
Tell Your Story of Recovery or Loss. The not-even-once.com website has stories of success and recovery, as well as memorials to those who have lost their struggle against heroin. To share your story on the website or at a town hall meeting, contact Jared Opsal at 314-962-3456 or jopsal@ncada-stl.org.
 

Save the Date!
June 22, 2013
 Strike Down Heroin. Get involved in our annual St. Louis area Strike Down Heroin bowling event. Volunteer in the planning, be a sponsor, or as the event draws closer, help get the word out to everyone you know to bowl for a great cause. Proceeds help NCADA continue its efforts in the Not Even Once heroin awareness campaign. For more information or to volunteer, contact Lynne at 314-962-3456 or lsteinman@ncada-stl.org.
 

Volunteer. Share your time, talents and energy by volunteering at an organization that supports awareness and prevention programs, or treatment and recovery efforts. If you're in the St. Louis area, there are opportunities to volunteer at NCADA, Not Even Once's parent organization.
 

 Donate. It takes financial support to undertake initiatives like awareness campaigns and to provide other services such as prevention programs, assessments and referrals. If you would like to support our efforts, you can donate to Not Even Once through a contribution to NCADA.