CEASe Grants out nearly $25,000 to address Substance Abuse

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As the recognized substance abuse local coordinating coalition (LCC) in Scott County, CEASe is charged with the administration of 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 … Read More

2014 STOMP Drugs Film Festival

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The youth of Scott County did an amazing job of empowering awareness among parents and teens about the DANGERS of TEEN ALCOHOL AND DRUG CONSUMPTION through film. This past April 25th was an exciting night at the Third Annual “STOMP Drugs Film Festival and Town Hall Meeting” held at the Mid-America Science Park Presentation Hall. CEASe of Scott County teamed … Read More

Website to offer help for prescription drug abuse

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A website intended to help consumers recognize symptoms of prescription drug addiction is now online in response to what state officials call a growing epidemic. The new website, www.BitterPill.IN.gov , will offer information on where to go for help, signs of addiction, and how to properly dispose of expired or unwanted medication.

Attorney General Zoeller unveils website and public awareness campaign aimed at fighting Rx drug abuse

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BLOOMINGTON – Information about prescription drug abuse – including how to recognize signs and symptoms and where to find help – is now a click away. Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller and the Indiana Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Task Force teamed up to launch www.BitterPill.IN.gov. This website armed with a toolkit of resources for Hoosiers is part of a comprehensive statewide public … Read More

2013 STOMP Drugs Film Festival Winners Announced

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Friday night, April 26, at 6:30 p.m., was an exciting night at the Second Annual “STOMP Drugs Film Festival and Town Hall Meeting” held at the Mid-America Science Park Auditorium in Scottsburg, Indiana. The Key Club and SADD Club teamed up with CEASe of Scott County and Communities That Care to challenge all Scott County 5th through 12th grade filmmakers … Read More

As Pain Pills Change, Users Move to New Drugs

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In a recent article by National Public Radio:   The problem is that Opana, which was approved by the FDA in 2006 for chronic pain prescriptions, is so potent. In Scott County, Ind., 31 people have died since last year because of Opana overdoses.   READ THE STORY HERE.

Painkiller Abuse in the USA Overtakes Oxycontin

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According to a recent article in USA Today, Prescription drug abuse is the nation’s fastest-growing drug problem, the White House Office on National Drug Policy says. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has classified the misuse of these powerful painkillers as an epidemic, with 1.3 million emergency room visits in 2010, a 115% increase since 2004. Overdose deaths on … Read More