Scott County taking back unwanted prescription drugs October 24 at Scottsburg Walmart

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On Saturday, Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Scott County Partnership and CEASe, along with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will provide the public the opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to Scottsburg Walmart at 1618 W. McClain … Read More

Tall Cop Presented ‘High in Plain Sight’ in Scott County

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Eighty-seven people from the region came to Scottsburg’s Mid-America Science Park to hear Officer Jermaine Galloway speak about the current trends of drug and alcohol use throughout the country and how it shows up in Indiana. Officer Galloway, known as the “Tall Cop” because of his 6’9” height, is a nationally and internationally recognized presenter and resource for those involved … Read More

Despite COVID-19, EMPOWER Adjusts to Achieve Great Results

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SCOTT COUNTY, Ind.—The EMPOWER Youth Coalition was created as part of the Scott County Drug Free Communities Support Program initiative of the CEASe Coalition. Their mission is aligning youth with their community to create a powerful impact through prevention, health improvement, and positive relationships. They chose the name EMPOWER because it encourages and equips Scott County youth with the tools … Read More

EMPOWER Youth Coalition Leaders Attend CADCA’s National Leadership Forum and Meet with Indiana U.S. Congressmen

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Scott County, IN – Representatives from Scott County returned home from Washington, D.C., area where they were joined by 3,250 substance abuse prevention specialists and advocates from across the country for CADCA’s (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America’s) 30th Annual National Leadership Forum.   “We are reenergized with new strategies under our belt to tackle drug use in Scott County. It … Read More

CEASe Distributes Over $23,000 of Drug-Free Community Funds

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As the recognized substance abuse local coordinating coalition (LCC) in Scott County, CEASe administers the community drug fund created by state statute. It is a system by which fines, assessed and collected through the court system from specific drug and alcohol offenses, are released back into the community as awarded grants to support agencies and providers. This allows these recipients … Read More

IU Southeast PR students partner with EMPOWER youth coalition to prevent drug use in Scott County

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This article was originally published on the Indiana University Southeast website. Scott County, Indiana, has one of the highest per capita rates of opioid addiction in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) rank it as the 32nd most vulnerable county in America–out of a total of 3,142–placing it in the top one percent. For one group of … Read More