Trumbull Partnership Against Underage Drinking & Drugs (TPAUD)

Underage drinking and drug use poses serious risks to our kids' physical, emotional, and social well-being. Since 2006, the Trumbull Partnership Against Underage Drinking & Drugs (TPAUD) has worked to engage and mobilize youth, parents, and community partners to reduce youth alcohol and drug use and create a safe and healthy community.

Working closely with members from various community sectors, TPAUD fosters an alcohol-free and drug-free community through increased community awareness, education, and enforcement. TPAUD’s activities are funded by a Drug-Free Communities grant from the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

While many parents feel that underage drinking or marijuana use is inevitable or a "rite of passage", parents do have the power to influence whether their kids drink or use drugs. TPAUD data reveals that kids who believe that their parents disapprove were significantly less likely to drink or use drugs. Parents can Talk Early and Talk Often about the risks of substance abuse and how underage drinking and drug use is unacceptable.

For resources and information, or to get involved, please visit TPAUD’s website at www.TPAUD.org.


Prescription and OTC Medication Drop Box

Town residents looking to dispose of excess and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications will now visit the safe, anonymous and secure permanent drop off location, anytime it is convenient for them. Trumbull Partnership Against Underage Drinking & Drugs (TPAUD) and the Trumbull Police Department have worked together to establish this permanent drug collection box as a way to reduce the supply of drugs that can be potentially harmful to kids, the water supply and the landfill. Trumbull is one of the first area towns to provide a safe, secure and environmentally friendly way to collect unwanted or expired household medication, including prescriptions, over-the-counter drugs and unused pharmaceuticals. Trumbull residents won’t have to wait for a specific take-back day to clean out their medicine cabinets. 

Bring medications in original containers with the label removed. 

Accepted: prescription, over-the-counter, pet medication, vitamins/supplements, patches and ointments, medication samples 

Not Accepted: inhalers, needles (sharps), hydrogen peroxide, aerosol cans, hazardous waste, 

Open 365 days per year, 24 hours per day.  Located in the Trumbull Police Department Lobby.