The Prescription Playbook
Safe Use starts with you.
Safe Storage protects others.
Safe Disposal is a solution for all.
Our Mission: Empowering and educating Illinois youth, parents, coaches, athletic trainers, educators, and other adult impactors to practice the safe use, storage, and disposal of prescription, illicit, and over-the-counter substances.
Our Vision: To eliminate Illinois overdose numbers by empowering and educating youth to make safe and smart decisions.
Other Accessible Materials
What Are Opioids?
This resource provides the latest information on opioids, prescription misuse/abuse, and dangers associated with improper use of these drugs. Click here to learn more about opioids.
DEA Drug Take Back Locations
This page provides information on prescription take back locations in your community and contains other resources for safe disposal. Click here to find a take back location near you.
MEET THE RX TEAM
Abbie is the Project Lead for IL HPP-led initiatives. She graduated from Ferris State University, in Big Rapids, MI, with a bachelor’s degree in Applied Speech Communication while she concentrated in both Public Advocacy and English Literature. She has always had a strong passion for working with an active nonprofit organization such as, OMNI Youth Services, and is excited for the work she will be doing with IL HPP. Abbie is looking forward to working alongside the prevention team to help encourage youth to live their best lives by making the best choices they can for themselves.
Meet our newest Prevention Specialist, Erika! Erika graduated from Illinois State University in 2020, where she studied recreation and leisure management, along with community health promotion. She also received a minor in dance. Erika has always had a passion for moving her body, advocating for others, and an appreciation for learning about other cultures, which inspired her to enter the field of community health. Being able to advocate for adolescent well-being is what made her want to join the prevention team. When Erika isn’t working, you can find her at yoga, on the soccer field, in the dance studio, or on a hike. Erika is excited to utilize her creativity to find ways to connect with her communities and to promote the Prescription Playbook to parents, coaches, trainers, and adolescents.
Armando Miranda graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in 2023 with a Masters in Community Health. He is dedicated to investing in youth and equipping them with the tools to make healthy life choices and contribute to their communities in meaningful ways.
Meet our newest Prevention Specialist, Paul! He graduated from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston IL last year with his master's in Community Health and Leadership, after studying healthcare administration and business administration. Paul has spent over ten years in healthcare and comes to OMNI with a passion for educating youth and making a change in our community. When he's not at work, you can find Paul hiking, kayaking, and doing anything outdoors! Paul is looking forward to building connections within Illinois communities to support OMNI's prevention efforts!
Meet our Digital Marketing Specialist! Allison graduated from DePaul University in Chicago with a major of Graphic Design. She excited to be on the team to spread positive messaging to make a difference on the youth and their communities.