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

EMPOWER Youth Coalition Speaks on Panel at 10th Annual Indiana Attorney General’s Prescription Drug Abuse Symposium in Noblesville

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Getting our communities healthy and keeping them healthy begins with youth involvement. Scott County’s EMPOWER Youth Coalition Leaders spoke on a panel October 29, 2019, at the 10th Annual Indiana Attorney General’s Rx Drug Abuse Symposium in Noblesville, Indiana, about how they started their coalition, their coalition efforts, and their impact on Scott County. The coalition leaders that spoke at … Read More

Scott County DEA Drug Take Back a Success

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DEA Drug Take Back

Saturday, October 26, the Scott County Partnership and CEASe participated in the National DEA Drug Take Back Day, working in collaboration with the Scottsburg Police Department, the Scott County Sheriff’s Department and Walmart. Thanks to Reserve Officers Lonnie Combs and Tim Hall and Scottsburg PD Assistant Chief David Hardin for their assistance with collecting the unused, expired, and unwanted medications. … Read More

Austin Rising

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Austin Rising: In 2015, Rural America’s largest drug-fueled HIV outbreak struck the tiny Southern Indiana town of Austin. The Courier Journal chronicled the public health disaster and the fight to control it. Now, Austin is recovering. Cases of HIV have leveled off, and the disease is well-controlled in most people. Needle sharing has plummeted and attendance at recovery meetings has … Read More

CEASe and EMPOWER RETURN FROM CADCA’S NATIONAL LEADERSHIP FORUM REVITALIZED AND READY TO ADDRESS PREVENTION EFFORTS

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 13, 2019 Media Contact: Lori Croasdell, 812-820-0620 lcroasdell@me.com Scott County, IN – Representatives from Scott County returned home from Washington, D.C., area where they were joined by 2900 substance abuse prevention specialists and advocates from across the country for CADCA’s (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America’s) 29th Annual National Leadership Forum. “We are reenergized with new strategies … Read More

EMPOWER Youth Coalition Impacts Scott County 

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EMPOWER Youth Coalition Impacts Scott County 

October 15, 2018 Contact:  Lori Croasdell CEASe/Drug-Free Communities Coordinator Scott County Partnership lcroasdell@me.com (812) 820-0620 For Immediate Release EMPOWER Youth Coalition Impacts Scott County  As part of the Scott County Drug Free Communities (DFC) Support Program initiative, some Scott County youth from both school districts started a youth driven and youth managed coalition this past spring called EMPOWER. Founding members … Read More

Scott County Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs

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DEA Take Back Oct 2018

October 1, 2018 Contact: Lori Croasdell or LeAnn Walker Scott County Partnership 812-820-0620 OR 812-752-0980 lcroasdell@me.com or leann.walker@scottcountypartnership.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Scott County Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs          October 27 at Walmart [SCOTTSBURG, IND] – On Saturday, October 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Scott County Partnership and the Drug Enforcement Administration, in partnership with the Scottsburg Police Department and … Read More

Alcohol and Drug Prevention-Education Teaches Resiliency to Scott County Youth

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The primary goal of school-based alcohol and drug prevention programs is to prevent or delay first time use among youth. School-based interventions are designed to reduce risk factors for early alcohol and drug use primarily at the individual level by enhancing student’s knowledge, skills, and resiliency, as well as addressing social and environmental risk factors as well. According to the … Read More

Recovery Community Continues to Restore Scott County’s Community Self Esteem

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Stigma changes when communities recover out loud. Rather than hiding or denying our struggles and challenges, people are collaborating more and talking openly about what is happening, the tragedies of the past, and how we can move forward with positive personal and community changes. Scott County’s community self esteem is being slowly restored. Scott County is becoming a “Culture of … Read More