The Stand Project is an Upper Arlington community action project focused on the prevention of substance abuse and committed to standing by students
and families in finding help.

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VAPING - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW?

Vaping is the act of inhaling and exhaling the aerosol, often referred to as vapor, which is produced by an e-cigarette or similar device. The term is used because e-cigarettes do not produce tobacco smoke, but rather an aerosol, often mistaken for water vapor, that actually consists of fine particles. Many of these particles contain varying amounts of toxic chemicals, which have been linked to cancer, as well as respiratory and heart disease.

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RESPONSIBLE DISPOSAL - DROPBOX

Thanks to a grant from the CVS/pharmacy Medical Disposal for Safer Communities Program received in 2015, the City of Upper Arlington hosts a permanent Drug Collection Unit in the Concourse Gallery of the Municipal Services Center (MSC). Applying for the grant and pursuing safe modes of disposing of unwanted medication was a joint effort of the Leadership UA Class of 2015, the Police Division and The Stand Project. Drugs can be dropped off with no questions asked.

Accepted items: 
Any pills, liquids, inhalers, or ointments that are prescribed

Items that cannot be accepted:
Thermometers, Needles (sharps), Medication/medical waste from businesses or clinics, any over-the-counter medication

The Upper Arlington Municipal Building
3600 Tremont Road. 
Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday

To drop off prescription drugs after normal business hours or if no one is in the City Manager's office, you can contact the Upper Arlington Police Department (down the hall in the Municipal Building) (614) 583-5150.

Visit http://rxdrugdropbox.org/ to find other locations in the Central Ohio area.

Visit out Resources page for more information regarding safe and proper disposal of prescription medications, 

WHY I STAND

“IT'S VERY DIFFICULT TO BE THE PARENT OF A CHILD WHO IS STRUGGLING… YOU DON'T KNOW HOW TO REACT AND YOU REALLY DON'T KNOW WHERE TO TURN.”

Jenny Ledman, Upper Arlington parent &
The Stand Project Chair

“IT'S AMAZING THAT A COMMUNITY HAS COME TOGETHER WITH SUCH A ROBUST GROUP OF CIVIC LEADERS, EDUCATORS AND FAMILY MEMBERS... ALL FOCUSED ON HELPING.”

Becky Wilkins, Community Outreach Chair OSU Wexner Medical Center & Associate Director of Rardin Family Practice

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE STAND PROJECT
OR HAVE A QUESTION, PLEASE DON'T HESITATE TO CONTACT US.

If you are experiencing an emergency and need immediate medical attention or psychiatric help,
call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency department.