CEASe Promotes Prevention and Recovery with Drug Free Community Fund Grants

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CEASe recently gave out nearly $14,000 in Drug Free Community Fund Grants in the areas of Prevention, Education, Justice, and Law Enforcement and Treatment, Intervention, and Recovery to agencies and organizations that serve Scott County. The following agencies received grant funding after going through the grant application and review process: THRIVE Recovery Community Organization Opioid Overdose Response Project; Austin Police … Read More

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

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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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