Category: CEASe of Scott County

Scott County Overdose Awareness Day Event


August 11, 2017

For more information: Lori Croasdell

Phone: (812) 820-0620


For Immediate Release

Scott County Overdose Awareness Day Event: Addiction Education for Families and the Community

(Scott County, IN)  Scott County is beginning to embrace recovery and transformation. Our community continues to learn and grow from the challenges of the past. One way we can reduce the stigma surrounding addiction and recovery is to educate ourselves.

On Saturday, August 26, starting at 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., all Scott County citizens, families, and friends will have the opportunity to learn about “what is addiction, what are treatment options from 12-step to Medically Assisted Treatment, naloxone education and administration training”. There will be a free lunch grilled by Scott County first responders and opportunities to interact with them.

Everyone is invited to attend this FREE community-wide event to come together in honor of “International Overdose Awareness Day” at the Jayce Ray Stallings Youth Center, 1054 Clay St., Austin, Indiana.

Last year more people died in the U.S. from drug overdose death than in all the deaths in the Vietnam War. The approximately 142 U.S. deaths each day from drug overdoses is “equal to September 11 every three weeks.” Bringing awareness and understanding to all citizens is vital to addressing this epidemic.

The CEASe Coalition has partnered with Overdose Lifeline in putting on this FREE Community Event which is made possible by a generous grant from the Anthem BlueCross BlueShield Foundation.

*Like* CEASe of Scott County on Facebook and text your email address to 812-820-0620 to be added to the “Scott County Happenings” e-newsletter list-serve that comes out every Friday. Also visit the CEASe of Scott County website with more information on addiction, treatment, and the coalition:

If you plan to attend the event, please RSVP to or text 812-820-0620 by August 24.


Get Healthy Scott County


Wednesday, September 6, from 1 – 4 pm

Turning Point Church

899 W. McClain Avenue

Scottsburg, IN

Offering a platform for Scott County residents and friends to come together
to meet the unique needs of our community. Please RSVP
to or text 812-820-0620 by September 3

Together Scott County will be a community of abundant life


The FED UP! Coalition to End the Opioid Epidemic

The FED UP! Coalition to End the Opioid Epidemic


We are rallying on International Overdose Awareness Day, Thursday, August 31st starting at 5 pm at Austin City Hall, 80 W. Main Street in Austin and ending at Jayce Ray Stallings Youth Center, 1054 Clay Street in Austin, and invite you to join us.
We will have a police escort walking from Austin City Hall to the Jayce Ray Stallings Youth Center, where we will hear speakers, eat a meal, and release balloons in memory of overdose deaths. It is our hope that you will want to be a part of this rally and join us in calling for an immediate and coordinated federal response to the national opioid crisis.

Many of our friends and families in Scott County, Indiana, have been impacted by the opioid addiction epidemic, a problem that the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has called the “worst drug epidemic in U.S. history.” Overdose deaths attributed to opioids (pain killers and heroin) have more than quadrupled since 2000, reaching more than 33,000 in 2015. Drug overdose deaths now surpass motor vehicle crashes as the leading cause of accidental death. However, overdose deaths are just the tip of an iceberg. Other consequences of our opioid crisis include soaring rates of opioid addiction, opioid-related hospital visits and infants born opioid-dependent. This crisis is devastating our families throughout Indiana.

The FED UP! Coalition to End the Opioid Epidemic is working to organize rallies to be held simultaneously on

August 31st in cities and towns across the U.S. and Canada. It will be a day for peaceful demonstrations calling for action, and a day to remember the thousands who have been lost to overdose. No one is immune to the disease of addiction. It’s time to speak out against the stigma and the policies that have led to this epidemic.

Participation in our International Overdose Awareness Day Rally is free. Anyone wishing to be involved is welcome.

To get involved with our rally or to join us on August 31, please contact Becky Thomas at 812.595.0829. Sincerely,

Becky Thomas
Coordinator for FED UP! Rally in Scott County, Indiana 812.595.0829
Visit us at

Fed Up Letter.docx


Scott County recognized at Indiana Credentialing Association on Addiction & Drug Abuse Annual Conference’s Awards Luncheon


Please congratulate Kiwanian Lori Croasdell for being awarded the 2016 Prevention Professional of the Year  by the Indiana Credentialing Association on Addiction and Drug Abuse.

(Please click HERE to view the Award details)