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

Scott County Training Addresses Stigma

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SCOTTSBURG, Ind.—The Scott County Health Department, in partnership with the Indiana State Department of Health and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, is sponsoring a “Stigma Reduction Training” on Thursday, August 16, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Scott Memorial Hospital Conference Room provided by the Indiana Counselors Association on Alcohol and Drug Abuse. The perceived stigma can cause … Read More

New Creation Presents Hush Harbor in “Remedy For Life” Fundraiser Concert

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SCOTTSBURG, Ind.—New Creation will be hosting “Remedy For Life”, a family-friendly fundraiser concert featuring the group Hush Harbor with Special Guest Aquila Bock at Scottsburg First Christian Church on September 22, at 7 p.m. DONATIONS to New Creation Ministries will be accepted at the door. New Creation Ministries is a non-profit faith-based ministry whose mission is to assist individuals with … Read More

Recovery Oriented Systems of Care Summit is Success

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Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC) is a relatively new concept in this area of the country. The Get Healthy Scott County (GHSC) Leadership Team visited the city of Findlay in Hancock County, Ohio, last September to learn how their community implemented ROSC to address community challenges caused by substance use disorder. Their community was mentored by Michael Flaherty, Ph.D., … Read More

DEA Drug Take Back

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The Scott County Partnership and CEASe sponsored a DEA Drug Take Back on April 28, 2018, in collaboration with the Scottsburg Police Department and the Scott County Sheriff’s Department. Reserve Sheriff Deputy Ben Mills and Scottsburg PD Assistant Chief David Hardin assisted with collecting the unused, expired, and unwanted medications at Scottsburg Walmart. Sixty people visit the booth. Scott County … Read More