Substance Misuse


Helping Our Community Members

Sheridan County Prevention (SCP) provides resources, trainings, and education to community members, families, organizations, and businesses to bring awareness of substance use disorder. Substance use disorders occur when the recurrent use of alcohol and/or drugs causes clinically significant impairment, including health problems, disability, and failure to meet major responsibilities at work, school, or home. Some common substances include prescription medications, opioids, heroin, marijuana, meth, over the counter (OTC) medications, and herbal supplements.

To help prevent substance misuse in our community, there is a safe disposal site for unneeded medications. The Sheridan Police Department has a Prescription Drug Drop-off Box, just inside the front doors, where you can safely and ethically dispose of prescription medications that are unused, expired, or unwanted. SCP also supplies Drug Deactivation System Pouches, which are convenient medication disposal bags you can use at home. Medication lock boxes are also available and can be used to safeguard both prescription and OTC medications in the home. Please contact SCP if you are interested in either of these options.

Visit the links below to learn more about resources and tools for information on substance use disorder.

National Institute on Drug Abuse:

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA):

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA):

Wyoming Prescription Drug Stakeholders:

Governor’s Council on Impaired Driving: