The Western Youth Network will be implementing the NC Lock Your Meds Campaign in the coming months.

This campaign is in direct response to the current opioid epidemic.

Its objective is to raise awareness about the importance of assessing,  disposing, and securing your prescribed medications properly to reduce access to them in the home.

The Western Youth Network will implement this campaign through distribution of personal medication lock boxes, printed media, and public service announcements in collaboration with community partners in Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Watauga, and Wilkes counties.

This Campaign is brought to our community through the generous support of the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services, with funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

For more information, contact the Western Youth Network at 828-264- 5174 or go online at