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 Purple Ribbon

 

Talbot Goes Purple is a substance abuse awareness program that will engage our community and youth to stand up against substance abuse. It is an initiative from Talbot County Sheriff's Office and Tidewater Rotary partnered with Talbot County Schools, Mid-Shore Community Foundation and Talbot Partnership. Sheriff Gamble states, "We're in the middle of the deadliest drug epidemic in our history - and much of it starts with improper use of prescription painkillers. I believe we need to start teaching our kids these pills are basically synthetic heroin and misuse WILL lead to heroin addiction."  In 2016, overdoses leading to accidental deaths in people younger than 50 years of age in the U.S. were 59,000 to 65,000 people. Sheriff Gamble has learned that 65% of people who abuse these pills are getting them from friends and family's medicine cabinets. Do you have prescribed painkillers in your medicine cabinet? These need to be safely locked up or taken to the Sheriff's Department for disposal. Help support our community with the show of purple as in clothing, lights, outdoor ribbon decorations, etc. More information is available at   www.TalbotGoesPurple.org.

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Rio Vista Community Association

P.O. Box 254
St. Michaels, MD 21663
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