CEASe’s mission statement is to reduce the incidence and prevalence of substance abuse and addictions among youth and adults in Scott County. Scott County believes with our successful history of collaboration on multiple issues in the past, we will be able to pull together and successfully address the issue of substance abuse in our community. We are striving to become a community of abundant life and dignity where recovery is always possible at any phase of life.

Organizational Structure

Principal Officers: The officers of CEASe are a Chair, a Vice Chair, a Treasurer, and a Secretary, also known as the Executive Committee. The Coordinator is approved, hired, and under the direction of the Executive Committee. Standing Committees include: The Executive Committee made up of the Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary, in addition to the Prevention, Treatment, and Justice committees which are all assigned a chair. Ad-Hoc Committees: formed as needed and currently include Grant Oversight, Nominations, Community Forum Planning, and Comprehensive Community Plan.


CEASe and the Get Healthy Scott County Coalition, along with other agencies in Scott County, rely upon monthly meetings, the CEASe website, Facebook Page, Twitter and a large (350+ member) email distribution of coalition and community events and news, the Get Healthy Scott County Magazine, along with the face-to-face contact at various community and chamber of commerce events, local newspaper articles and editorials and radio PSA’s and by conducting relevant subject-specific community forums and special events, such as a youth essay contest, film festival, and town hall meetings.

Environmental Strategies

“Pill Mill” Ordinance enacted in Scott County and the City of Scottsburg to regulate the establishment of pill mills who employ or contract within individuals to dispense controlled substances for cash by defining what a Pain Control Center is and where it cannot be zoned.

Implementation of the Scott Memorial Hospital ER narcotics policy to promote safety of patients and discourage the use of narcotic and sedative medications except when necessary and to provide safer prescribing practices for patients.

Collaboration with law enforcement to hold two Drug Take Back days each year with one in the spring and one in the fall.

Led by the efforts of the Scott County Ministerial Association, Scott County family shopping establishments have no license to sell any form of alcohol. Only liquor establishments can do so.